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The outbreak of soft blight in the main producing area of spring cabbage in South Korea

Fresh Cabbage
South Korea
Published May 28, 2022

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“Until we open the inside, we can’t confirm whether soft blight has occurred, so the export of cabbage this spring has gone down.” Son Jun-gi (67), a cabbage farmer in Mungwang-myeon, Goesan-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do, sighed deeply while looking at the 23,100 m² (7,000 pyeong) cabbage field. It looks fine from the outside, but the inside of the cabbage is charred, because the soft blight has occurred. It was the time when the harvest was in full swing and it was time to send it out in an export container, but the hard-earned labor was also returned. Son went around the field to check if there were any good cabbages left. In the cabbage he showed, the so-called honeycomb phenomenon was appearing, with the stem rising and the inner leaf spreading black. Son said, "The marketability of cabbage is low, so it is necessary to sell it at a low price even for flavored kimchi.

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“Until you open the inside, you can’t check whether soft blight has occurred, so the export of cabbage this spring has gone down.” Son Jun-gi (67), a cabbage farmer in Mungwang-myeon, Goesan-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do, sighed deeply while looking at the 23,100 m² (7,000 pyeong) cabbage field. It looks fine on the outside, but the inside of the cabbage is charred because of the severe soft blight. It was time to harvest the harvest and put it in an export container, but the hard-earned labor was also returned. Son went around the field to check if there were any good cabbages left. In the cabbage he showed, the so-called honey barrel phenomenon was appearing, in which the stem rose and the inner leaf spreads black. Son said, "The marketability of cabbage is low, so it is necessary to sell it at a low price even for flavored kimchi. Son complained, “If even this is not accepted by the kimchi factory, the fields will have to be plowed.” An outbreak of soft blight spread in ...
Source: Nongmin
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