Soft rotCaused by: Erwinia carotovora
Problem Category: Bacterial Disease
Symptoms: Sunken dull orange lesions on taproot which causes tissue to collapse and become soft
Comments: Bacteria thrive in oxygen depleted plant tissue; disease emergence requires long periods of water saturated soil; bacteria enter plants through wounds
Management: Control relies on the avoidance of conditions conducive to bacterial infection: plant carrots in well-draining soils; allow plants to dry before irrigating again; avoid wounding plants during harvest to prevent pst harvest development of disease; disinfect all equipment regularly
Control: spray 2 times Cowdung+Asafoetida solution in 10 days interval.