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Which diseases are there in the horticultural sector?

Diseases often cause problems in crops and can do serious damage. They often cause rotting and wilting, which can cause a plant to die completely. Each disease requires a specific control. Click through and read more about the damage situation and how to combat the diseases.

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  • Botrytis

    Botrytis is a fungus and is the largest cause of damage in horticulture. This fungus is also known as Botrytis cinerea, grey rot, grey mould, mould fungus or tomato plant disease. The fungus is mainly found in crops with a high humidity.

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  • Fusarium

    Fusarium oxysporum, also known as tomato wilt or Fusarium wilt, is soil fungus which is common in greenhouse crops. Almost every crop has specific type Fusarium, but this fungus is mainly a problem in cucumber, pepper, tomato, pot plants and cut flowers.

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  • Phytophthora

    Phytophthora, or Phytophthora root rot, is a mould which is difficult to control and damages tomatoes and peppers. The fungus is most common in warm and humid conditions. The traces quickly spread around the greenhouse. This increases the risk of contamination of large parts of the crop.

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  • Powdery mildew

    Powdery Mildew is a form of fungus which grows on green plants. These funguses can damage various crops in the form of leaf damage. But how can you combat the disease?

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  • Pythium

    Pythium – also known as root rot – is a plant disease that particularly affects young and soft plant tissue. Through small wound the Pythium disease penetrates the plants.Especially in a humid environment the Pythium disease spreads rapidly.

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  • ToBRFV

    ToBRFV belongs to the genus of the Tobamoviruses which also includes tomato mosaic virus (ToMV) and tobacco mosaic virus (TMV). The virus spreads mechanically through people and tools, but also through bumblebees, birds and infected fruits.

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  • Tomato leaf curl new delhi virus (ToLCNDV)

    The Tomato Leaf Curl New Delhi Virus (called ToLCNDV) is a Begomovirus that occurs in several horticultural crops, including tomato, capsicum, chili pepper, cucumber, eggplant and zucchini. This virus causes major damage especially in tomato and zucchini crops.

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  • Tomato spotted wild virus (TSVW)

    The Tomato spotted wild virus (TSWV) is a plant disease that affects plants such as tomatoes, eggplant, lettuce and various ornamentals. The virus is spread in different ways. The major transmitter is thrips.

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