VG96015 Carrot Defects – Poster

Popular packing shed poster showing common carrot defects including:

  • Corky Crown Rot – Streptomyces
  • Carrot Scab – Streptomyces
  • Ring Rot – Phytophthora
  • Cavity Spot – Pythium sulcatum
  • Smooth Crown rot – Fusarium, Rhizoctonia, or Sclerotinia
  • Sclerotinia Rot – Sclerotinia sclerotiorum
  • Sour Rot – Geotrichum
  • Tip Rot –  poor drainage
  • Black Ring Rot – bacterial or fungal rot
  • Violet Ring Rot – Rhizoctonia crocorum
  • Black Scurf – Rhizoctonia solani
  • Forking – Pythium, nematodes, compaction
  • Non-disease defects including Shadow, Cracks, Bolters, Misshappen, Insect damaged, Splits, Broken, Greening and Scaly skin.


Hoong Pung

Pam Cox

VG96015 Carrot Defects - Poster
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Horticultural Research and Development Corporation provided funding for this work as a part of project VG96015 – “An investigation of carrot diseases in north-west Tasmania and their control.”

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