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Sugarcane veneer blotch (219)

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  • Narrow distribution. Indonesia, Oceania. On sugarcane. A minor disease.
  • Spots small, oval, light green to pale yellow with thin red margins; later, surrounded by progressively larger spots, turning brown, up to 60 cm.
  • Spores on the underside of leaves spread by wind.
  • Cultural control: not likely to be needed.
  • Chemical control: none recommended.
Common Name

Sugarcane veneer blotch

Scientific Name

Deightoniella papuana

AUTHOR Grahame Jackson
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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