Question - How is Clubroot spread?

Answered by: Clarence Russell  |  Category: General  |  Last Updated: 21-06-2022  |  Views: 1027  |  Total Questions: 6

Methods of spread In Alberta, clubroot is being spread mainly through soil infested with resting spores. Infested soil can be carried from field to field by farm machinery, especially tillage equipment, and can also be moved by wind and water erosion. Treatment Fungicides will NOT treat this soil-dwelling micro-organism. Choose resistant cultivars when possible. Try to prevent the occurrence of this disease by keeping a clean garden and rotating crops. Keep in mind that the disease spores can persist in the soil for up to 20 years. Clubroot Overview Clubroot is a serious soil-borne disease of cruciferous plants, such as canola. It is caused by a fungus-like protist called Plasmodiophora brassicae. Currently, there are no economical control measures that can remove this pathogen from a field once it has become infested. Clubroot is a soilborne disease caused by the biotrophic protist Plasmodiophora brassica. The infection causes the formation of large galls on the roots which look like clubs. These formations impede nutrient and water uptake and can cause plant death, wiping out important money generating canola crops. Damping off (or damping-off) is a horticultural disease or condition, caused by several different pathogens that kill or weaken seeds or seedlings before or after they germinate. It is most prevalent in wet and cool conditions.

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Downy mildew is a disease of the foliage, caused by a fungus-like (Oomycete) organism. It is spread from plant to plant by airborne spores. It is a disease of wet weather as infection is favoured by prolonged leaf wetness.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fusarium_wilt

It is transmitted through the soil and through vascular wounds in plant material. Fusarium oxysporum f. The disease is spread through contaminated seed, soil and pruning tools.

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/329360150_Major_diseases_and_pathogen_ecology_of_cabbage

Cabbage is an important component of the human diet and a source of chemoprotective phytochemicals. Six major diseases of cabbage found worldwide are black rot, clubroot, black spot (dark spot), downy mildew, watery soft rot (white mold), and wirestem.

https://www.planetnatural.com/pest-problem-solver/plant-disease/

Plant Diseases Anthracnose. Infected plants develop dark, water soaked lesions on stems, leaves or fruit. Apple Scab. Scabby spots on fruits and leaves are sunken and may have velvety spores in the center. Bacterial Canker. Black Knot. Blossom End Rot. Brown Rot. Cedar Apple Rust. Club Root.

https://www.thespruce.com/treat-and-prevent-root-rot-4768757

At the most basic level, root rot is a plant disease, but the key is in learning what factors cause this disease. The disease can be caused by waterlogged soil or various kinds of fungi. Soil can become waterlogged for a number of reasons, including poor drainage, continuous heavy rainfall, and overwatering.

https://pnwhandbooks.org/plantdisease/host-disease/cabbage-cauliflower-brassica-sp-black-rot

Cabbage and Cauliflower (Brassica sp. )- Black Rot Use clean, pathogen-free seed. Use a 2-year rotation out of crucifers in production fields. Use a 3-year rotation in the transplant bed. Contaminated seed can be cleaned by hot water seed treatment of 122°F for 30 min. Control cruciferous weeds and insect pests.