White Mold
White Mold Symptoms
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Disease Name
White Mold

Scientific Name
Sclerotinia sclerotiorum
Late in the disease cycle, plants will wilt and die Fruit may be infected where they join the plant, developing a gray rot sometimes with a ring of black sclerotia around the calyx. 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.