Fusarium root, crown, and foot rots cause patches of wheat to die prematurely, resulting in areas of white heads within a field. Infected plants are typically brown at the base and have poor root development. During advanced stages of the disease, the Fusarium fungus often produces a pink, cottony growth inside the lower portions of the stem. Often, the disease is most severe after prolonged periods of dry weather.

Management: Crop rotation, control grassy weeds.