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Sweetpotato scab (013) Print Fact Sheet


Common Name

Sweetpotato scab

Scientific Name

Elsinoe batatas, but sometimes known as Sphaceloma batatas (the asexual stage). Usually, only the asexual state is seen on the leaves.

AUTHORS Helen Tsatsia & Grahame Jackson
Photo 2 John Bokosou, NARI, Papua New Guinea.

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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