Advances in Agronomy, Plant Breeding and Horticulture

Fusarium wilts symptomatology in tomato crop


Sandhya Deepika D*, Gayatri Devi N and Lakshmi Sri M

Tomato is a valuable food ingredient that nourishes both rural and urban people around the world and is the second most important horticultural crop. Low yields of tomatoes are associated with many factors, including fungi, bacteria, nematodes, and viral invasion, with competing weeds predominant. Among them, Fusarium oxysporum lycopersici induced tomato fusarium wilt is one of the most important and most prevalent diseases of cultivated tomatoes. It is a soil-borne pathogen of incomplete filamentous fungi that is the only host of pathogens that cause tomato wilt disease. The first symptom of young plants is the dissolution of veins and the sagging of petioles. The first symptom of Fusarium wilt disease is yellowing of the old lower leaves. Thus yellowing lower leaves will die. Tomato fields were selected based on external symptoms i.e., leaves drooping, yellowing, stunted in growth, initially yellowing on one side of the plant at on lower leaves and branches, browning and dead of entire plant at advanced stage of infection. List of districts surveyed with mandalas and villages along with GPS were presented In this present article we have given the detail view Fusarium wilts symptomatology in tomato crop with the help of images.


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