Control Fusarium including variations such as Oxysporum.
Fusarium is a fungus widely distributed through soil and associated with a variety of plants, while some variations of Fusarium are harmless; others can disease plants and even produce mycotoxins that may affect human and animal health if they enter the food chain.
Hosts of Fusarium Oxysporum include potato, tomato, banana, sugarcane, bean, zinnia, pansy and babys breath plants. Fusarium Graminearum often affects wheat, barley, oats and other small grain and corn crops.
The most common strain, Fusarium Solani, can be found in rice, bean and soybean plants.
Signs and Symptoms
Fusarium Oxysporum causes vascular wilt, yellowing, root rot and dampening off in affected plants. Signs of infection include downward dropping of older leaves, wilting, stunting and defoliation. It can eventually lead to the death of entire plants.
Fusarium Graminearum causes headblight, a devastating disease that causes kernels to shrivel and die. Its spores are forcibly discharged and can germinate within six hours upon landing on a plant surface. The disease can overwinter and re-infect plants during the next growing season. Fusarium Solani usually appears after flowering and during pod fill. It begins displaying as small, reddish spots on leaves. When it is not recognised quickly it will spread and cause the roots to rot.
A common thread amongst variations of Fusarium is that the fungi often thrive in cool wet weather.
While no techniques are certain to ward off infection without fail, there are options available to prevent and control Fusarium. Best practices such as using more resistant varieties of crops and increasing soil drainage will reduce incidents of disease.
Furthermore, use of an environmentally safe and biodegradable product like Nuron-BioSafe can be effective to control Fusarium. Its organic acids will penetrate soil and eradicate disease on contact.
Fungal infections like Fusarium can spread quickly and result in widespread harm to plant losses. We highly recommend using Nuron-Biosafe when carrying out regular biosecurity checks, prevention and treatment methods.
Is Fusarium a Very Real Threat to Your Crops?
Fusarium fungi can be commonly found in soil, in lagoons and on plants. While most Fusarium fungi are harmless, some can cause devastating losses to a wide variety of crops including; banana, coca, barley, wheat, rye, oats, corn, tomatoes, canary seed and forage grasses. For instance there has been numerous studies of the Fusarium graminearum species causing blight, resulting in losses of barley and wheat crops. Furthermore, Fusarium oxysporum, or Panama disease, infects over 100 species of plants and is a huge threat to the banana & food industry worldwide.
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