How to Manage Pests
UC Pest Management Guidelines
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.
Damping-off is favored by wet conditions and poorly draining soils.
Manage irrigation so that overly wet soil conditions are avoided. Provide good drainage. Use drip irrigation when possible.
UC IPM Pest Management Guidelines: Artichoke