New tomato Nerine*

New tomato Nerine*

Tomato Nerine* is an indeterminate salad tomato from Sakata’s local tomato breeding programme.  Nerine* has very good fruit quality, uniform fruit size and a very good disease package.  Nerine* performed very well during winter production in greenhouse production...

Focusing on Pink Root in Onions

Disease symptoms: Pink Root is caused by the soil-borne fungal pathogen, Phoma terrestris (syn. Pyrenochaeta terrestris), and is a serious problem for multiple onion growers. This disease can cause significant reductions in crop yields and quality in many onion...
Powdery Mildew on Cucurbits

Powdery Mildew on Cucurbits

Powdery mildew is a fungal disease that can infect all cucurbit crops.  The disease is found worldwide and can cause severe reductions in yield if not sprayed for preventatively.  There are two pathogens that infect cucurbits, Podosphaera xanthii (ex Sphaerotheca...
Brassica diseases – what to look out for

Brassica diseases – what to look out for

Brassica crops are affected by many diseases, therefore it is important for growers to determine which diseases are prevalent in their growing area and season.  They should use cultural practices and varieties that reduce the impact of key diseases.  It is also...