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Bean Cercospora leaf spot (301) Print Fact Sheet


Common Name

Bean Cercospora leaf spot, Cercospora leaf spot

Scientific Name

Cercospora canescens. It is considered by some taxonomists to be identical with Celery early blight, Cercospora apii (see Fact Sheet no. 136), and the same as Cowpea Cercospora leaf spot, Pseudocercospora cruenta (see Fact Sheet no. 303).

AUTHORS Grahame Jackson & Eric McKenzie
Information from Diseases of vegetable crops in Australia (2010). Editors, Denis Persley, Tony Cooke, Susan House. CSIRO Publishing. Photo 1-3 (taken by Eric McKenzie), and used in this fact sheet, appeared previously in McKenzie E (2013) Cercospora canescens PaDIL - (

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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