Lettuce Fusarium Wilt Trials and Analysis

Jun 2017 to Sep 2019

Collaborating Researcher(s)

Dr. Mike Matheron, University of Arizona

Project Supporter(s)

AZ Department of Agriculture Specialty Crop Block Grant Program

Prior to submitting the proposal, Lettuce Fusarium Wilt Trials and Analysis, to the AZ Department of Agriculture's Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, YCEDA convened a meeting with members of the production Ag industry to receive guidance and ensure the research would address industry needs. $69,000 was awarded to continue efforts to mitigate Fusarium Wilt of lettuce. 

Two years of expanded field trials were conducted in Yuma, Arizona with the funding which included both commercial and experimental lettuce cultivars, chemical and biological crop protection products, including bio-fumigant crops, cultural practices, management strategies, and laboratory analysis of diseased soil.  

Year 1 field trials were conducted in 2017 and Year 2 in 2018.  To view the trial results, click on the links under "More Information" in the right column. 

2017 Fusarium wilt field trial
2017 Fusarium wilt of lettuce field trial planting day