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Draceana Crown Rot

Draceana Crown Rot

 

Here is an interesting problem I noted on a recent greenhouse visit.

Crown Rot Symptoms

Crop: Draceana

Symptoms: Crown rot, roots are very healthy

Diagnosis: Fusarium stem rot/crown rot

Control: Keep the foliage dry.

fusarium spores
Fusarium Spores

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disease is most severe when temperatures are between 60F and 80F. The fungicides chlorothalonil (Daconil) and mancozeb have given excellent control under research conditions in Florida.


 

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