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Brown rot can cause shoot blight. (Photo: K. Peter)
Tree Fruit Diseases - Brown Rot, Fire Blight, Root Rots - Articles Articles
With peach season in full swing, mid-season management strategies are reviewed. More
Left: gray mold; right: anthracnose fruit rot.
Strawberry Disease - Fruit Rot Protection Begins at Bloom - Articles Articles
Our two main targets for bloom time protection of strawberries are gray mold/ Botrytis fruit rot, and, if you are growing susceptible varieties like Chandler, anthracnose fruit rot. More
Source: Bugwood.org
Tree Fruit Disease - Phytophthora Collar, Crown and Root Rots - Articles Articles
Phytophthora collar, crown, and root rots, Phytophthora cactorum, continue to be a major cause of tree death in Pennsylvania orchards. These rots can affect both pome and stone fruit. More
Downy mildew on pumpkin. Photo: Beth K. Gugino, Penn State
Vegetable Disease Updates: August 30, 2017 - Articles Articles
Within the past week, there have been three separate reports of downy mildew on jack-o-lantern pumpkin in eastern Virginia. More
Tomato-Potato Late Blight in the Home Garden
Tomato-Potato Late Blight in the Home Garden - Articles Articles
This article describes tomato-potato late blight, including symptoms; disease development, cycle, and management; and management after harvest. More
Potato Cultivars Suggested for Pennsylvania and Resistance Characteristics
Potato Cultivars Suggested for Pennsylvania and Resistance Characteristics - Articles Articles
Host resistance is an important tool for managing diseases. Potato cultivars vary in susceptibility to common diseases including late blight, early blight and common scab. More
Infected boxwood branch shows typical leaf spots and lesions
Boxwood Blight: Emerging Threat to Pennsylvania's Landscape - Articles Articles
This article provides information about boxwood blight, including symptoms, management, and what to do if you suspect boxwood blight infection on your trees. More
Cross-wall near base of branch
Rhizoctonia - Articles Articles

Rhizoctonia

Gary W. Moorman, Ph.D.

Rhizoctonia, a soil-borne fungus, is known to cause root rots, stem rots, damping-off and, in some cases, a blight of leaves. More
Late blight on potato
Late Blight on Potato - Articles Articles
Photos showing late blight on potato. More
Paul Bachi, University of Kentucky Research and Education Center, Bugwood.org
Fungal Root Rots And Chemical Fungicide Use - Articles Articles
Root rots of floricultural and woody ornamental crops are one of the most important causes of crop loss. More
H.J. Larsen, Bugwood.org
Apple Crown and Collar Rot - Articles Articles
Crown rot, caused by fungi in the genus Phytophthora, is a major cause of tree death in orchards. The disease often occurs on heavy, poorly drained soils, and certain rootstocks are more susceptible. More