The Q&A Archives: Wet drop on lettuce

Question: Is there any cure for wet drop on lettuce? I'm talking about a cotton-like mold that wilts the stem at the ground level.

Answer: The problem you are having with your lettuce is called<br>Sclerotinia Drop. It is caused by a fungus (Sclerotinia<br>sclerotiorum). The disease occurs when the soil is too<br>wet.<br><br>To prevent this problem from happening in the future, never<br>plant lettuce in the same place two years in a row. Water<br>early in the morning and never late in the afternoon. There<br>is no treatment for your plants that have the disease. It<br>would be best to remove infected plants and get rid of them.<br>Do notput them in your compost pile

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