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  • Choose Resistant Varieties to Reduce Fusarium Wilt in Lettuce

    Fusarium wilt disease of lettuce (FWOL) is a growing threat to lettuce growers’ crops. A soil-borne pathogen, FWOL can ruin crisphead (iceberg) and romaine lettuces, causing plants to collapse, wilt or die. Fusarium wilt causes significant economic impact across lettuce-growing regions. According to a recent article in Western FarmPress, choosing varieties with some resistance is one way growers can manage this disease. Many other soil borne lettuce diseases are treatable, but Fusarium wilt is not….

This agronomic image shows chardonnay grapes.