Fusarium wilt of lettuce is a disease caused by a soil-borne fungus. This fungal pathogen is causing the destruction of valuable lettuce crops every year. That is why we have identified mitigating Fusarium wilt of lettuce as a high-priority issue for the Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture. This Insider’s Scoop will update you on the goals of our Fusarium wilt of lettuce field trials, which are underway, and our efforts to help growers manage this disease.