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Sweetpotato black rot (232) Print Fact Sheet


Common Name

Black rot

Scientific Name

Ceratocystis fimbriata; the asexual state is Chalara species.

AUTHOR Grahame Jackson
Photo 1 Gerald Holmes, California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, Photo 2 Charles Averre,  North Carolina State University. Photo 3 Compendium of SweetPotato Diseases (1988). American Phytopathological Society.

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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