Fusarium near-wilt (Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. pisi)
The fungus can attack plants at any stage of development. Distinct symptoms consist of yellowing of foliage and wilting leading to death of affected plants. The disease appears in scattered areas of the field and eventually may cover bigger areas. If stem of diseased plant is split, the pith is brick-red in colour. The disease can be seed-borne.
- Plant resistant varieties, if available.
- Use certified disease-free seeds.
- Practise crop rotation with non-legumes.
- Destroy crop residues.