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Association of Two Cylindrocladium Species With “Short Life” of Peach Trees in Georgia. D. J. Weaver, Plant Pathologist, Southeastern Fruit and Tree Nut Research Station, Plant Science Research Division, ARS, USDA, Byron, Georgia 31008; Phytopathology 61:1095-1096. Accepted for publication 9 April 1971. DOI: 10.1094/Phyto-61-1095.

Cylindrocladium floridanum was recovered from soil around roots of dying and dead peach trees in six of ten orchards with a history of “short life”. Soil from one orchard also yielded C. scoparium. Both species caused root rot of peach seedlings, but isolates of C. floridanum were generally more virulent than were those of C. scoparium.