First report of Fusarium proliferatum causing crown and root rot of Asparagus officinalis in Turkey
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In 2011, crown and root rot symptoms appeared on 3- to 8-month-old asparagus plantations in different production areas located in the Gönen district of the Balıkesir province (Turkey). The symptoms included a decrease in the yield of spears and brown lesions, vascular discoloration and rot of roots, rhizomes, and stems. The disease emerged on new plantings which were established with propagation materials from infected fields.