June 29, 2001
Root crops are staples in many home vegetable gardens. Familiar members of this group include beets, carrots, and radishes. With planning and proper storage facilities, home gardeners can enjoy root crops through much of the year. Guidelines for harvesting and storing specific root crops are listed below.
Verticillium wilt is a common disease caused by the soil fungus, Verticillium dahliae.
Several woody plants can be affected such as:maple elm redbud cherry plum peach sumac barberry.
Usually the fungus infects plants through roots, but sometimes can enter through aboveground wounds. It can survive in the soil for several years.