Inoculum potential of Verticillium species in crop and weed residues overwintering in infested soil
- Potato Certification Agency, University of Wisconsin, 54409, Antigo, WI
- University of Minnesota, 55108, St. Paul, MN
Viable propagules ofVerticillium albo-atrum were recovered from roots and stems of naturally infected weeds and sunflower cultivars before or after burial in the field and from stems and roots of certain non-infested crops after burial in the field for seven months.Verticillium dahliae was recovered less frequently, then only from the roots ofSolanum nigrum (black nightshade). Survival of these pathogens after burial for 7 months varied considerably, ranging from 38 to 58% in sunflower stems and from 19 to 235% in roots of weeds. In stems of weeds and crops which did not contain propagules ofV. albo-atrum before burial, the fungus was recovered consistently after burial, indicating that saphophytic colonization probably occurred during interment.
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