Signs / Symptoms

  • Symptoms of fusarium appear midseason in hot weather
  • Disease occurs after warm, humid weather
  • Browning or blackening of the vascular system in roots and stems
  • Flaccid leaves and wilting of stem tips are most common on young plants
  • Pods of infected plants are often poorly developed, but root rot is minor

Impact on Crop

  • Stunted growth
  • Yield reduction
  • Reduced stand

Best Management Practices

  • Grow resistant varieties
  • Plant high-quality seed in warm well-drained soil
  • Delay cultivation until soil moisture is adequate