Andreas Wistuba Posted January 26, 2015 Report Share Posted January 26, 2015 Hello all, luckily I have very few problems with tuber rot in ant plants. Unfortunately, however, some growers are really plagued with this issue. Recently I had a rare occurrence of this disease and decided to send the plant to a professional lab for diagnosis. Today I got the result - Pythium with a superinfection of Fusarium. Most likely, the Fusarium only grew on the dead tissue killed by Pythium. Since Pythium is a serious threat to many food crops, there are many chemical agents against these Oomycetes - strictly speaking they are NOT fungi. I plan to test some of the chemicals in near future on healthy plants to rule out problems. Since some chemicals cause severe growth arrests and other problems in growing plants, using them in larger scale without previous testing is very risky. The active ingredients of "fungicides" that are used frequently against Pythium are: Fosetyl Fenamidone Propamocarb Metalaxyl Hymexacol and others... I'll post updates in the forum. All the best Andreas Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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