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Type: Diseases


Crown rot

The collective name for a variety of fungi and bacteria which attack the base of the leaves and the crown, where new leaves are formed.


Symptoms

  • Soft brown/black areas around the crown
  • Yellowing leaves
  • Weak/collapsing stalks

Prevention & control

  • Bring in only disease-free plants
  • Keep plants healthy in moist but well-drained fertile soil, keep weeds at bay and remove crop debris.
  • Harvest damaged/less healthy looking leaves first

Once infected:
  • Remove and burn affected plants and plant a different variety in another part of the plot.
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