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Kangkong leaf spot (206)

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  • Worldwide. In the tropics. On kangkong and relatives, mostly weeds. It has been reported on sweetpotato. A minor disease of old leaves.
  • Light brown spots with black borders, round to irregular, up to 5 mm. Centres sometimes fall out.
  • Cultural control: none recommended.
  • Chemical control: none recommended.
Common Name

Kangkong leaf spot

Scientific Name

Cercospora ipomoeae; also recorded as Cercospora bataticola.

AUTHOR Grahame Jackson
Information from O'Sullivan J et al. (undated) Sweetpotato DiagNotes: A diagnostic key and information tool for sweetpotato problems. ( Photo 1 Kohler F, et al. (1997) Diseases of cultivated crops in Pacific Island countries. South Pacific Commission. Pirie Printers Pty Limited, Canberra, Australia.

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