LEXINGTON, Ky. — Pythium diseases are perennial problems in tobacco float beds and can cause severe losses or delays in transplanting. Every tobacco transplant grower should take steps to manage these diseases, since control measures are most effective when used preventively.
This newly revised publication discusses symptoms, cause, disease development, and management of pre-emergent damping-off, Pythium root rot, and post-emergent damping-off.
Pythium Damping-off & Root Rot in Tobacco Float Systems (PPFS-AG-T-01) is available online.
For additional publications on tobacco diseases, visit the UK Plant Pathology Extension Publications webpage.
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— Emily Pfeufer, University of Kentucky Extension Plant Pathologist
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