Diseases of Cyclamen

Living reference work entry
Part of the Handbook of Plant Disease Management book series (HPDM)


Cyclamen (Cyclamen persicum Mill.) is a major potted flower in the horticultural trade. As a result of more intensive production over the past 20 years, many new disease problems have emerged as breeders have exchanged germplasm and seed. Fusarium wilt and tospovirus diseases have become particularly challenging to manage. The following chapter offers an array of management strategies for more than 15 disease conditions based on current research.


Botrytis cinerea Fusarium wilt Root rots Leaf spots Tospovirus Integrated disease management 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Plant Pathology and EcologyThe Connecticut Agricultural Experiment StationNew HavenUSA
  2. 2.Long Island Horticultural Research and Extension CenterCornell UniversityRiverheadUSA

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