RACE 2 APHANOMYCES ROOT ROT RESISTANCE

ABOUT RACE 2 APHANOMYCES ROOT ROT

Especially damaging to alfalfa seedlings, Aphanomyces Root Rot thrives in wet, warm soil conditions and slowly-drained soils. Aphanomyces affects both perennial and annual legume crops, including alfalfa. The disease is caused by a fungal-like pathogen called Aphanomyces eutiches that can impact alfalfa plants year-round. The disease is most damaging and also most readily diagnosed when found in seedlings. Infected seedlings usually develop yellow cotyledons, wilt and turn yellow with a purple tint.

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TECHNOLOGY TO DEFEND AGAINST RACE 2 APHANOMYCES ROOT ROT

The NEXGROW alfalfa line is a leader in Race 2 Aphanomyces Root Rot research, and offers varieties such as 6472A with high resistance against the damaging disease.

To learn more about Race 2 Aphanomyces Root Rot, click here to read some quick tips on detecting and managing this issue