Bondi Junction NSW, Australia
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2021-09-08T03:16:15.7866435Z
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Sugarcane eye spot (305)
Pacific Pests, Pathogens and Weeds
Pacific Pests, Pathogens and Weeds

Summary

  • Widespread distribution. On sugarcane, and related grass weeds. A minor fungal disease of commercial sugarcane varieties.
  • Seedling blights, and spots on the leaves (eyespots) parallel to the veins, oval, 12 mm long x 6 mm wide, reddish with pale yelow halo. Reddish-brown to yellow streaks above the eyespots, called 'runners' caused by toxins.
  • Spread is by spores produced in the eyespots blown in wind and rain.  
  • Cultural control: varietal control is the only recommendation.
  • Chemical control: fungicides are not recommended.

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