First report of Fusarium oxysporum Schltdl causing Fusarium Wilt on blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum L.) in Chile

Chile is the main exporter of blueberries in the Southern Hemisphere, producing this fruit from October to April each year, when there is no production available in the main markets situated in the northern hemisphere. Chile, with around 15,600 hectares planted with Highbush blueberries along the country, has some crown and root rot diseases, which affect the crops reducing its productivity (Larach et al., 2009).

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