How to Manage Pests
Pests in Gardens and Landscapes
Verticillium wilt—Verticillium albo-atrum
Verticillium wilt often starts as a yellowing between the major veins of the leaves. The fungus moves
throughout the plant and eventually whole leaves and stems wither and die.
Verticillium wilt can sometimes be minimized by removing
all residue, including roots that may be susceptible, and
solarization before you plant. The Verticillium fungus
has a wide host range, including tomatoes, cucurbits, strawberries,
caneberries, and stone fruit. Keeping these susceptible crops
out of garden areas for 3 to 5 years can reduce Verticillium to
levels where a crop can be profitably grown for 1 or 2 years.
Corn, other grains, carrots, lettuce, beans, and peas are
some crops that could be used. No resistant varieties are
tree affected by Verticillium wilt