Blackleg of Beet

Pleospora bjoerlingii

formerly Phoma betae

Description:

Species Affected:

Beetroot, Silverbeet.

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Management and Control:

Use clean seed.
Don't plant in cold wet soil.
Avoid planting Beets on or adjacent to areas that have had Celery in the last 3 years.

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Acknowledgments:

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