1 Plant resistant varieties when available.
2 Remove stricken growth from the garden and sterilize pruning clippers (one part bleach to 4 parts water) between cuts.
3 Use fumigants to control many garden insects, like cucumber beetles, which are known to spread the disease.
4 High nitrogen fertilizers may increase susceptibility to the disease. Test your soil and use a slow-release, organic fertilizer in the vegetable garden.
5 Hand pull or spot treat weeds using a weed flamer or natural herbicide — many weed species host the disease pathogen.
6 Mycostop is a biological fungicide that will safely protect crops against wilt caused by Fusarium. Approved for use in organic crop production, it can be applied as a soil spray or drench (1-2 gm/ 100 sq ft) to seedlings, ornamentals and vegetables. Apply sufficient water during application to move Mycostop into the root zone.
7 If the disease persists, it is best to remove the entire plant and solarize the soil before planting again.
To solarize the soil, you must leave a clear plastic tarp on the soil surface for 4-6 weeks during the hottest part of the year. Soil solarization will reduce or eliminate many soil inhabiting pests including nematodes, fungi, insects, weeds and weed seeds.