Important fungal diseases of tomato in the United States of America

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More than 20 fungal diseases commonly occur on tomato plants in the United States. Nine of the fungal diseases are more common and prevalent on tomatoes, which include gray mold (Botrytis cinerea), Septoria leaf spots (Septoria lycopersici), early blight (Alternaria solani), anthracnose (Colletotrichum coccodes), Fusarium wilt (Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici), Verticillium wilt (Verticillium alboatrum and Verticillium dahliae), late blight (Phytophthora infestans), leaf mold (Fulvia fulva), and buckeye rot (Phytophthora spp.). Leaf mold occurs mainly in indoor (greenhouse and high-tunnel) production. The other eight diseases are most common in open-field production.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIII International Symposium on Tomato Diseases
PublisherInternational Society for Horticultural Science
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9789066056145
StatePublished - Nov 25 2011

Publication series

NameActa Horticulturae
ISSN (Print)0567-7572


  • Anthracnose
  • Buckeye rot
  • Early blight
  • Fusarium wilt
  • Gray mold
  • Late blight
  • Leaf mold
  • Septoria leaf spot
  • Verticillium wilt

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Horticulture


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