Fusarium wilt

Fusarium wilt

Photo by Clemson University, USDA Cooperative Extension Slide Series, Bugwood.org

  • Found in every cotton-growing region in the world
  • Risk is from new strains establishing to which the local cotton varieties have little or no resistance
  • External symptoms: stunted growth, wilted leaves, ye llowing, browning, eventual death
  • Internal symptoms: brown discolouration of stem tissue
  • Spread by spores in soil, water and infected plant material
  • Look for Fusarium symptoms on varieties that should be resistant

High priority pest of: Cotton

Scientific name: Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. vasinfectum (exotic races)
EPPRD Category:
Life Form: Fungus

Pest Documents

FS: fact sheet

CP: contingency plan

DP: diagnostic protocol