Texas root rot

Texas root rot

Photo by Chris Anderson, Department of Primary Industries, NSW

  • Wide host range, including vegetable, fruit and broadacre crops
  • Symptoms include wilting, dead leaves on plant, dead roots covered with white-tan fungus
  • Generally results in circular patches of dead/dying plants in the field
  • Spread via infected root contact, in soil and with infected root material

High priority pest of: Cotton

Scientific name: Phymatotrichopsis omnivora (syn Phymatotrichum omnivorum)
EPPRD Category: 2
Life Form: Fungus

Pest Documents

FS: fact sheet

CP: contingency plan

DP: diagnostic protocol