Problems with sudden-rot syndrome in garlic seed in New England.

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 2006: $8,257.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2006
Region: Northeast
State: Rhode Island
Project Leader:


  • Agronomic: rye
  • Vegetables: garlic


  • Crop Production: biological inoculants, cover crops, tissue analysis
  • Education and Training: demonstration, extension, farmer to farmer, on-farm/ranch research, participatory research, study circle
  • Pest Management: biological control, botanical pesticides, cultural control, disease vectors, field monitoring/scouting, sanitation, weather monitoring
  • Production Systems: general crop production

    Proposal summary:

    Many New England garlic growers have been experiencing a sudden rot, or breakdown of garlic cloves, soon after harvest, preventing them from selling their crop and from having seed stock available to plant again. This project will engage a group of professional seed growers and table stock growers to work with Cooperative Extension and research faculty to determine the cause of this breakdown and potential treatments. Outreach will be through presentations, articles, and workshops.

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.