Photo 1. Reddish-brown elliptical spots with yellow margins, caused by the sugarcane eyespot fungus, Bipolaris sacchari. Notice the yellow "runners" associated with the spots (see text).
Sugarcane eye spot
Bipolaris sacchari. Previous names are Cercospora sacchari, Drechslera sacchari and Helminthosporium sacchari.
AUTHORS Grahame Jackson & Eric McKenzie
Information (and Photo 3) from Philippe Rott et al. Sugarcane eyespot disease. University of Florida, IFAS Extension (http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/sc003). Photo 1 MS Irey Diseases, pests, and nonnutritent disorders of sugarcane. The American Phytopathological Society. (http://www.apsnet.org/publications/imageresources/Pages/SyllabusSugarcane.aspx). Photo 2 (taken by Eric McKenzie), and used in this fact sheet, appeared previously in McKenzie E (2013) Bipolaris sacchari. 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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