Horticulture

Title

Managing Southern Blight on Vegetable Crops

Publication Date

Summer 8-2-2019

Publication Number

LGP 1009

Summary

Southern blight is a disease of over 1,200 crops and weeds in the southern half of the United States. Among the vegetable crops affected are tomato, pepper, eggplant, snap bean, Jerusalem artichoke, and occasionally cantaloupe, watermelon, and pumpkin fruit. Grasses and grains are not attacked. In South Carolina, southern blight is most common on tomato and pepper.

Publication Type

Technical Brief

Target Audiences

farmers, agronomists

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