Host Plant Resistance to Fusarium Tuber Rot in Commercial Caladium Cultivars
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How to Cite

Deng, Zhanao, Natalia A. Peres, and Brent K. Harbaugh. 2007. “Host Plant Resistance to Fusarium Tuber Rot in Commercial Caladium Cultivars: ENH1081/EP336, 10/2007”. EDIS 2007 (20). Gainesville, FL.


ENH1081, a 4-page illustrated fact sheet by Z. Deng, N.A. Peres, and B.K. Harbaugh, summarizes the results of studies conducted to determine whether any commercial caladium cultivars have resistance to this destructive disease affecting tuber production quality and quantity in Florida. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Environmental Horticulture, October 2007.


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