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Title:Fusarium Disease of Gladiolus: its Causal Agent
Author(s):Forsberg, Junius Leonard
Gladiolus -- Diseases and pests
Abstract:Fusarium disease of gladiolus: its causal agent is one of the most destructive maladies known to affect flower crops. The disease causes large losses to commercial gladiolus growers in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, California, eastern Washington, and all of Oregon except the northern part. It causes an estimated loss of 1 1/2 to 2 million dollars per year in Florida alone. Because the Fusarium disease is corm-borne and because many of the corms grown in Illinois are shipped to Florida and planted there for winter flower production, the fate of the crop in Florida is of importance to growers in Illinois as well as to growers in Florida. Only one commercial gladiolus- growing area in the United States is not seriously troubled with the Fusarium disease. This is the cool region in western Washington where, according to Gould ( 1949) , Fusarium rot is uncommon except on recently introduced stocks.
Issue Date:1955-09
Publisher:Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey
Series/Report:Illinois Natural History Survey Bulletin; v. 026, no. 06
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Rights Information:Copyright 2009 University of Illinois Board of Trustees. All rights reserved.
Date Available in IDEALS:2013-05-28

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