Photo 1. Black spot of papaya, Asperisporium caricae, on the underside of the leaf. Large numbers of spots cause the leaves to dry, die and fall.
Asperisporium caricae; previously Cercospora caricae.
AUTHOR Grahame Jackson
Information from Diseases of fruit crops in Australia (2009). Editors, Tony Cooke, Denis Persley, Susan House. CSIRO Publishing; and from CABI (2013) Asperisporium caricae (black spot). Crop Protection Compendium. (http://www.cabi.org.cpc/); and from Liberato JR, McTaggart AR, Shivas RG (2006) Asperisporium Black Spot of Papaya (Asperisporium caricae). PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project PC/2010/090: Strengthening integrated crop management research in the Pacific Islands in support of sustainable intensification of high-value crop production, implemented by the University of Queensland and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.
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