Phytophthora root rot infection on young plants with white cottony growth at crown of the plant and plants show early signs of wilting (left). Watersoaking and necrotic stem can also be noticed (right).
Completely wilted plants due to Phytophthora root rot due to several destruction of roots. Prolonged period of warm wet conditions and heavy soils favor disease occurrence.
Buckeye rot fruit symptoms can be noticed at where fruits touch with soil. The spots enlarge and form large concentric rings which are usually brown in color. The edges of the fruit are often sunken.
Lemon shaped sporangia are a key identifiable morphological feature for Phytophthora spp. Buckeye rot is spread by rain, surface water or overhead irrigation.