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Eggplant leaf spot (147)

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  • Worldwide distribution. In the tropics. On eggplant. A minor disease, not usually needing control measures.
  • Spots start as round yellow flecks, slightly sunken, becoming more irregular with yellow halos. Later, they merge, and the leaves die early.
  • Spores on the underside of the leaves are spread in wind and rain.
  • Cultural control: if control is needed test different varieties as some more tolerant than others.
  • Chemical control: if required use, copper, chlorothalonil, or mancozeb.
Common Name

Eggplant leaf spot

Scientific Name

Pseudocercospora egenula

AUTHOR Grahame Jackson
Information from Gerlach WWP (1988) Plant diseases of Western Samoa. Samoan German Crop Protection Project, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) Gmbh, Germany; and McKenzie EHC (1996) Fungi, bacteria and pathogenic algae on plants in American Samoa. Technical Paper No. 206, South Pacific Commission, New Caledonia; and from (including Photos 12&4) frm McKenzie E (2013) Pseudocercospora egenula: PaDIL - (

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