Crop rotation may reduce inoculum buildup in the soil, but this practice is unreliable because F. oxysporum f. sp. betae has a wide host range and chlamydospores survive for many years. Movement of infested soil on contaminated field equipment should be avoided to prevent its spread to noninfested fields.
No fungicide that provides effective disease control is available. Growers who have fields with a history of the disease should plant Fusarium yellows-resistant varieties.
Figures provided by C. A. Bradley, M. F. R. Khan, and R. Nelson.
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