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  • A Repeat Offender in Potato and Vegetable Fields

    When it comes to white mold, history tends to repeat itself. So the best way to control its cause, Sclerotinia sclerotiorum, is to avoid spreading it to uninfected fields and preventing germination in those where inoculum is present. According to a University of Florida Extension article for Growing Produce, the presence of small, black sclerotia and white, cottony-like mycelium are both indicators of white mold infection. The disease usually starts when the plant contacts infected…

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