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Millet Millet

Millet Cercospora Leaf Spot

Fungus

Cercospora penniseti


In a Nutshell

  • Small, dark and oval lesions on leaves and stems.
  • Black and raised dots develop on these lesions.

Symptoms

Small, oval lesions with grey centers and dark margins appear on leaves and stem. On these lesions black and raised dots develop.

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Hosts

Trigger

High temperatures and high humidity favor the disease. The fungus is spread by wind and rain. It survives in crop residues and on alternative hosts like weeds. Yield losses are mostly small.

Organic Control

There is no alternative treatment for this disease. Implement preventive measures to reduce the risk of infection in subsequent growing seasons.

Chemical Control

No chemical treatment is needed for this disease. Implement preventive measures to reduce the risk of infection in subsequent growing seasons.

Preventive Measures

  • Plant more resilient varieties.
  • Control weeds.
  • Implement crop rotation.
  • Maintain good field hygiene - remove or burn any plant residues.

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