Fungal disease that spreads in hot, moist weather.
Southern blight can be seen as cottony white mold on the soil at the stem base of plants.
Species & Taxonomy
- Genus Species:
Signs & Symptoms
- White cottony mold on the soil, at the base of the plant, where the stem meets the soil
- leaves turn pale and fall off
How to Positively Identify
- Carefully uproot the infected plant, taking care to not jostle the mold, so it doesn’t spread the fungal spores
- destroy or dispose of the infected plant tissue & soil
Prevention & Control
Temperature & Humidity: