Soil-borne Fusarium takes toll on tomato yields

Issue Date: February 19, 2020
By Bob Johnson

More than 30 years after it was first detected in a single processing tomato field in the Sutter Basin, researchers, plant breeders and growers are finally getting a handle on the latest race of Fusarium wilt, a devastating soil-borne disease that causes plants to unexpectedly collapse and leaves behind pathogens that survive for many years.

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