Dark brown, round to rectangular spots or blotches often with a yellow halo on the leaf blade and sheath. Lesions may join to form larger lesions. Severely infected leaves die prematurely. Smaller spots may appear on the heads and kill the florets or cause a black discolouration of the embryo end (Black Point) of the grain. Lodging may occur as the disease weakens the straw.
Transmitted on stubble and seed.
Favoured by warm moist conditions.
Survives from season to season on volunteers, in crop residues and occasionally on seed.
Spores from crop residues or from green plants are spread by wind.
May be associated with Black Point in Barley.
This fungus causes Common Root Rot in Wheat and Barley.