Blackstem and Leaf Spot of Clover, Lucerne, Medic
Clover, Lucerne, Medic, Peas.
Origin and History:
Management and Control:
Plant resistant varieties. See Disease Susceptibility of Clover Varieties.
PeaUse healthy seed.
Do a PreDicta B soil test which is available from SARDI Root Disease Testing Service.
Treat seed with fungicide containing thiram.
Delay planting to a cooler period of the year e.g. Late June rather than May to early June.
Don't plant Peas on areas that have had Peas in the last 3 years or within 500 m of Peas from the previous season.
Plant in well-drained areas. Avoid over watering
Destroy infected crop residues.
Fungicide programs have generally not been very successful.
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