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How to recognise banana Xanthomonas wilt


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FACTSHEETS FOR FARMERS
www.plantwise.orgCreated in Ghana, May 2016
How to Recognise Banana Xanthomonas Wilt
Recognize the problem
Banana Xanthomonas wilt (BXW) is a devastating bacterial disease of banana and
plantain which is widespread in Central and East Africa. Once an outbreak occurs on a
farm, significant losses are inevitable. All types of banana are susceptible, no cultivars
have been found to be resistant. This disease is not present...

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Maize dryness testing before storage


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FACTSHEETS FOR FARMERS
www.plantwise.orgCreated in Zambia, July 2015
Maize dryness testing before storage
Recognize the problem
Post-harvest losses are a common problem in maize production. Some farmers
are storing maize before the cobs and grains are dry enough. Then fungal
diseases germinate on the grains and destroy them.
Background
Farmers must dry or wait for their maize grains to dry in order to avoid
germination of fungal diseases in the...

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Chemical control of Fusarium wilt of chillies


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FACTSHEETS FOR FARMERS
www.plantwise.orgCreated in Pakistan, June 2014
Chemical control of Fusarium Wilt of Chillies
Recognize the problem
Fusarium wilt is caused by a fungus, which is not easy to see on the plant. The
disease enters through the roots of the plant and will affect the plant from the
roots to the leaves. It travels inside the plant through the food supplying
vessels of the plant. Vessels become blocked and turn yellow. Afterwards...

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Chemical control of root rot of berseem


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FACTSHEETS FOR FARMERS
www.plantwise.orgCreated in Pakistan, June 2014
Chemical control of Root Rot of Berseem
Recognize the problem
Berseem is an important fodder crop in Pakistan, when there are no other
available fodder crops in winter season.
The symptoms of root rot are caused by a fungal disease. Light brown spots
appear on the roots 5 cm below the soil surface. These symptoms can be hard
to see so you have to be careful.
In case of...

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Monitoring for Fusarium wilt in chillies


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FACTSHEETS FOR FARMERS
www.plantwise.orgCreated in Pakistan, June 2014
Monitoring for Fusarium Wilt in Chillies
Recognize the problem
Fusarium wilt is caused by a fungus that lives in the soil. It damages the crop
from the roots up and travels around the plant in its food supplying vessels. It
blocks the vessels, causing the stem to turn yellow and afterwards the younger
leaves and fruit also become yellow and wilted.
Background
• Monitoring...

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Fusarium wilt on chilli


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FACTSHEETS FOR FARMERS
www.plantwise.orgCreated in Myanmar [Burma], June 2014
Fusarium wilt on chilli
Recognize the problem
Fusarium causes wilting and drying of chilli plants. The disease is difficult to
control effectively because it is soil-borne and can spread to other fields. This
disease is common in several crops.
Background
Chilli is an export crop which can provide a high income for farmers. Infection
with Fusarium can result in yield...

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Panama disease of banana


Bean root rot and wilt


Seed bulb treatment on onion


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FACTSHEETS FOR FARMERS
www.plantwise.org
Created in
Sri Lanka
,
October
2013
Seed Bulb Treatment on Onion
Recognize the problem
Many of the fungal diseases affecting onion are seed borne. Preventive actions
are always better than curative actions to minimize economic loss. Therefore,
seed treatment before establishment of the crop is essential.
Background
Seed treatments can often be used to control pathogens that occur on or in the...

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Potato fusarium wilt


Chickpea wilt


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FACTSHEETS FOR FARMERS
www.plantwise.org
Created in
India
,
October
2013
Chickpea Wilt
Recognize the problem
Chickpea wilt caused by
Fusarium oxysporum
f. sp.
ciceris
is one of the major
yield limiting factors in chickpea and is also known as

Mar disease

in Marathi.
The disease causes
10–90%
yield losses annually in chickpea. When the
disease occurs at seedling stage, seedlings collapse and lie flat on the...

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How to apply limestone in a crop of tomato


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FACTSHEETS FOR FARMERS
www.plantwise.org
Created in
Trinidad and Tobago
,
December
2013
How to Apply Limestone in a Crop of Tomato
Recognize the problem
The pH of the soil is a measure of how acidic or alkaline it is. An unsuitable soil
pH makes crop production difficult because plants are unable to take up the
necessary nutrients. The pH can also have a significant effect on some tomato
diseases, such as Fusarium wilt. Soil at the...

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Proper drainage of cabbage beds


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FACTSHEETS FOR FARMERS
www.plantwise.org
Created in
Trinidad and Tobago
,
December
2013
Proper drainage of cabbage beds
Recognize the problem
When preparing land to plant cabbage, proper drainage is essential for the
following reasons to avoid waterlogging which can cause the roots to be
starved of oxygen and therefore lead to the death of the plant. Furthermore,
pathogens, such as bacteria and fungi, thrive in waterlogged soils and...

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Fusarium wilt in bananas


Banana Fusarium wilt (Kabore)


Sudden death of mango


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FACTSHEETS FOR FARMERS
www.plantwise.org
Created in
Pakistan
,
December
2012
Sudden death in mango
Recognize the problem
The first sign of the disease is the oozing of the bark. This is followed
progressively by the development of cankers on the trunk, rotting and
blackening of the bark, the splitting of the trunk, and the drying and curling of
twigs and branches. Finally, the leaves are shed from the tree.
Collapse of mango plants...

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Damping off disease management in tomatoes


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FACTSHEETS FOR FARMERS
www.plantwise.org
Created in
Tanzania
,
October
2012
Damping off disease management in tomatoes
Recognize the problem
Damping off ("Kinyaushi" or "Kiuno" in Swahili) is a fungal disease. Seeds may rot
before germinating. Seedlings may decay before emergence, giving the appearance of
poor germination. Damping-off also affects the stem base of seedlings, resulting in
dark, water-soaked, soft lesions. Seedlings...

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Fusarium wilt management in tomatoes


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FACTSHEETS FOR FARMERS
www.plantwise.org
Created in
Tanzania
,
October
2012
Fusarium wilt management in tomatoes
Recognize the problem
Fusarium wilt ("Mnyauko Fusarii" in Swahili) is a fungal disease of tomatoes. It
causes yellowing and wilting of individual branches and leaves, but rarely entire
plants. The disease starts with the lower, older leaves. The disease is often
found on one side of a branch or plant. But later it spreads...

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Panama fusarium wilt prevention in banana


Damping off in vegetable nurseries


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FACTSHEETS FOR FARMERS
www.plantwise.org
Created in
Nepal
,
September
2012
Damping off in vegetable nurseries
Recognize the problem
Damping off is a common disease which occurs mostly in the seedling stage of
vegetables in the nursery. It can kill seedlings very quickly. This disease is
caused by soil-borne fungi and attacks many crops (e.g. cole crops, tomato and
chillies). Symptoms on the stem include brown water sunken lesions at...

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