[Market-farming] garlic disease

Road's End Farm organic87 at frontiernet.net
Thu Oct 7 14:17:43 EDT 2010

I've been getting warnings from various sources about stem and bulb  
(bloat) nematode problems in garlic -- apparently found a number of  
places in New York State, and thought to have come in from Ontario,  
Canada. I don't think I've got it -- but anyone who has bought seed  
garlic from anywhere in the last few years and has disease symptoms  
should look into this, as it can be a major problem. Secondary  
colonization of nematode-injured cloves by other disease or insect  
problems may confuse the diagnosis. Extension offices should be able  
to diagnose suspected bulbs -- Cornell is offering to do this for free  
in New York State; contact your local extension office.



-- Rivka; Finger Lakes NY, Zone 5 mostly
Fresh-market organic produce, small scale

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