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Artichoke

Damping-Off

Pathogen: Pythium spp.

(Reviewed 1/07, updated 1/07)

In this Guideline:


SYMPTOMS AND SIGNS

Newly planted seedling artichokes, placed in the field as seed or transplants, wilt and collapse. Root and crown tissue is discolored and decayed. Severely infected seedlings rarely recover and will die.

COMMENTS ON THE DISEASE

Damping-off is favored by wet conditions and poorly draining soils.

MANAGEMENT

Manage irrigation so that overly wet soil conditions are avoided. Provide good drainage. Use drip irrigation when possible.

PUBLICATION

[UC Peer Reviewed]

UC IPM Pest Management Guidelines: Artichoke
UC ANR Publication 3434
Diseases
S. T. Koike, UC Cooperative Extension, Monterey County
Acknowledgment for contributions to Diseases:
S. Colbert, Griffin Corp., Valdosta, GA

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