How to Manage Pests
Pests in Gardens and Landscapes
Phytophthora crown and root
Symptoms of Phytophthora are typical of many root diseases. Infected vines may be stunted, and foliage
may be sparse and senesce prematurely as greater proportions of the root system became infected. Vines
die rapidly and the inner part of the bark of the crown region appears darkened.
Remove infected vines. Keep graft unions of vine trunks
above the soil line to minimize contact with pathogen propagules.
Avoid repeated and prolonged flooding of soil. If using sprinklers,
position nozzles to avoid water runoff down trunks.
information, see the Phytophthora
Root and Crown Rot Pest Note.
and discoloration of infected plant
bark and wood tissues