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Stand loss due to Fusarium infection. Note the patchy nature of infection occurring in a specific area of the field.
Foliar symptoms of fusarium wilt. Photo by Daren Mueller, Iowa State University, Bugwood.org
Dead plants due to Fusarium infection, with healthy plants in the background. Less severe infections may degrade roots without resulting in plant death.
Variety Selection - There are no resistant varieties available.
Seed Treatment - Fungicide seed treatments may protect seedlings.
Stress Factors - Reduce stress factors such as herbicides that cause crop injury, high pH, wet soils, and SCN.
Field Drainage and Soil Structure - Improve field drainage and remediate compaction and hardpan layers if possible.
Planting Date - Problematic fields should be planted when soils are warmer.