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Batiki blue grass eye spot (207)

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  • Distribution unknown. On batiki blue grass. A minor disease.
  • Grey spots, 0.5-1 mm, with reddish to purple borders on leaves. Spores develop on the dying leaf tips and dead leaves.
  • Cultural control. not practical; best to replant with another species of pasture grass.
  • Chemical control: none recommended.
Common Name

Batiki blue grass eye spot

Scientific Name

Curvularia ischaemi

AUTHOR Grahame Jackson
Information (and Photo) 1 Kohler F, et al. (1997) Diseases of cultivated crops in Pacific Island countries. South Pacific Commission. Pirie Printers Pty Limited, Canberra, Australia; and from Graham KM (1971) Plant diseases of Fiji. Her Majesty's Stationery Office. London. 

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