White mold of Jerusalem artichoke
Dugan, Frank M., 1947-
Miles, Carol A.
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This fact sheet provides information on white mold of Jerusalem artichoke for commercial growers and home gardeners. Jerusalem artichoke (sunchoke, Helianthus tuberosus) is a Native American food plant closely related to the common sunflower (Helianthus annuus). White mold is a major disease of both Jerusalem artichoke and sunflower. Sometimes called Sclerotinia stem rot, it is caused by the fungus Sclerotinia sclerotiorum.