Stem Symptoms
White Mold Symptoms
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White Mold


Infected areas of the stem become soft and watery and usually form around branch joints. Unlike southern blight, infection may occur above the soil line. Infected areas grow up and down the stem, turning the infected area a bleached, bone color. A white cottony growth appears on the infected areas under wet conditions, and black sclerotia up to ΒΌ inch long form inside the stem.