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White Sclerotinia rot: Fugal disease of vegetable pea

White Sclerotinia rot

Causal Organism: Sclerotinia sclerotiorum

  • Causing severe yield reduction.


  • Water soaked lesions are formed on plant parts which come in contact with soil, where white cottony growth of fungus is visible.
  • Later on black, hard sclerotia are formed on and inside of the infected parts.

White Sclerotinia rot


  • Plants become susceptible after or around flowering and earlier sowing suffer severe damage, hence late sowing (November) is recommended.
  • Need based sprays of Carbendazim @ 0.1 %at fortnightly intervals starting from disease appearance.

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