Crop rotation and genetic resistance reduce risk of damage from Fusarium wilt in lettuce
Jeness C. Scott, UC Davis
Thomas Gordon, UC Davis
Sharon C. Kirkpatrick, UC Davis
Steven T. Koike, UC Cooperative Extension, Monterey County
Michael E. Matheron, University of Arizona
Oswaldo E. Ochoa, UC Davis
Maria J. Truco, UC Davis
Richard W. Michelmore, UC Davis
California Agriculture 66(1):20-24. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v066n01p20.
Management of this relatively recent disease requires crop rotation and use of resistant lettuce varieties during warm growing months.
J.C. Scott is Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Plant Pathology, UC Davis; T.R. Gordon is Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, UC Davis; S.C. Kirkpatrick is Staff Research Associate, Department of Plant Pathology, UC Davis; S.T. Koike is Plant Pathology Farm Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension, Monterey County; M.E. Matheron is Extension Plant Pathologist and Professor, School of Plant Sciences, University of Arizona, Yuma; O.E. Ochoa is Senior Research Associate, Department of Plant Sciences, UC Davis; M.J. Truco is Project Scientist, Department of Plant Sciences, UC Davis; R.W. Michelmore is Professor, Department of Plant Sciences, UC Davis.
The authors acknowledge financial support from the California Leafy Greens Research Board and thank Tom Kominek, Pauline Sanders and Richard Webb for technical assistance.