Renata Oliveira BatistaUniversidade Federal de ViçosaMinas Gerais, BrasilEmail: email@example.com
Host: Phaseolus vulgaris L. (common bean)Disease name: Southern blight, stem rot, sclerotium wiltPathogen name: Sclerotium rolfsii Sacc.
Root rot, wilt, and seedling damping-off caused by Sclerotium rolfsii can reduce yield and quality of common bean. Under moist field conditions and moderate temperature, the disease can drastically reduce the final stand. Prostrate cultivars are more susceptible because pods can easily reach the soil and be infected. In Brazil, all the commercial cultivars are susceptible to the disease.
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