Southern blight is caused by soil-borne fungus Sclerotium rolfsii, which usually infects lower stems near or at the soil surface and leads to wilting, stem and root rot, discolored leaves, and often results in the death of the plant.
Signs of damage:
Southern blight on plants is most likely to occur in the summer months when the soil is warm and moist. Symptoms include discolored lower leaves, wilted foliage, and plant collapse and it usually results in the death of the plant.
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