Bacterial soft rotCaused by: Erwinia caratovora
Problem Category: Bacterial Disease
Symptoms: Water-soaked lesions on leaves and flower heads which expand to form a large rotted mass; surface of lesions usually crack and exude slimy liquid which turns tan, dark brown or black on exposure to air
Comments: Bacteria are easily spread on tools and by irrigation water; disease emergence favored by warm, moist conditions
Management: Bacterial soft rot control relies on cultural practices; rotate crops; plant in well-draining soils or raised beds; only harvest heads when they are dry; avoid damaging heads during harvest
Control: spray 2 times 10% Cowdung+Asafoetida solution in 10 days interval.