Ascochyta Black Spot of Peas

Ascochyta pisi



Species Affected:



Favoured by moist conditions

Survives on crop residues.

Spread by infected seed, wind and water splash.

Life Cycle:

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Management and Control:

Plant Peas more than 500 m from previous crops.

Plant more resistant varieties.

Rotate crops so there is at least 3 years between Pea crops.

Use seed from a crop that was not infected. Test seed for the disease.

Treat all seed with P-Pickle T, but note that this may fail if more than 12% of seeds are infected.

Apply all foliar fungicide sprays before rain.

Apply first fungicide spray 3-4 weeks after emergence.

Use higher fungicide rates if the disease is observable.

Use fine nozzles at high pressures (4 bar) delivering at least 80 L/ha spray mix.

Control Strategies

Treat seed with 200 mL P-Pickel T per 100 kg seed.

Apply 1 kg/ha mancozeb750 3-4 weeks after planting when rain is expected.

Apply 1 kg/ha mancozeb750 3-4 weeks later when rain is expected. If disease is evident use 1 L/ha chlorothalonil720.

Monitor crop 7-10 days after each rain and if disease is detected apply 1.5 L/ha chlorothalonil720 every three weeks just before rain until pods developed.

When monitoring look for wilting of the upper foliage or small areas of dying plants then search for lesions.

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