Host: flue-cured tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum (flue-cured type)
Description: With this fungal disease, leaves of infected plants rapidly turn yellow, wilt, and die. The dried, brown leaves hang down the dying stalk. The root system remains healthy prior to the death of the plant. Infected plants are usually scattered singly through the field or occur in small groups. Symptoms may be confused with those of black shank. During warm, moist weather, the fungus produces a white cottony growth from the discolored stalk lesions. Discing of the pith similar to black shank may occur, but it is much lighter in color and not as well-organized. Infected stalks easily break at the stalk lesion.
Image type: Field
Image location: United States
Specimen in collection: No
Name: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Slide Set
Organization: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
Country: United States