SPREAD AND CONTROL OF FUSARIUM WILT IN CARNATIONS ON ARTIFICIAL SUBSTRATES
The spread and control of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. dianthi and F. redolens in carnations on artificial substrates i.e. rockwool and a recirculating Nutrient Film Technique system, were studied. Spread of Fusarium, introduced in both artificial substrates, was very rapid, especially in NFT, and resulted in heavy attacks, starting within ca a month after inoculation. Systemic fungicides, added to the substrates before introducing the pathogen, could postpone or even prevent an attack of Fusarium wilt. Control of the disease by adding a systemic fungicide after symptoms appeared, proved to be very difficult or even impossible.
Rattink, H. (1983). SPREAD AND CONTROL OF FUSARIUM WILT IN CARNATIONS ON ARTIFICIAL SUBSTRATES. Acta Hortic. 141, 103-108