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Snowpeas with Rotting Stems

Postby Bill O » Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:58 am

Hi all,

I put in a couple of rows of snowpeas a few weeks back.

At first glance they look to be going well, however the stems near the soil are thin, going brown and look very unhealthy.

This has happened in past years, and eventually killed the plant before it yielded many pods.

What is causing this? It looks to be some kind of mould or maybe a soil deficiency... I don't think it is a pest, and neither does there seem to be any mildew on the leaves that I can see anyway.
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Re: Snowpeas with Rotting Stems

Postby kitkat » Tue Apr 10, 2012 2:05 pm

http://www.peracto.com.au/resources/downy-mildew-peas.pdf
this doc calls you problem downy mildew or collar rot.
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Re: Snowpeas with Rotting Stems

Postby Bill O » Tue Apr 10, 2012 6:53 pm

collar rot describes it perfectly. But I'm not going to buy all those chemicals to treat it.

I wonder whether milk solution would work? Or does anyone know of a chemical spray from a hardware shop that could fix it?
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Re: Snowpeas with Rotting Stems

Postby lucylu » Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:38 am

milk is supposed to work really well - might be worth a shot before you buy something
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Re: Snowpeas with Rotting Stems

Postby valleyshots » Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:03 pm

This might be helpful...
http://aciar.gov.au/files/node/8613/MN129%20part5.pdf

You should be able to pick up a fungicide from your local shop.
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