White Leaf Spot of Canola

Pseudocercosporella capsellae

Names:

White Leaf Rust of Canola

Description:

Round, greyish white to brown spots up to 10 mm diameter with a brown halo on leaves, stems and pods. It may result in defoliation and usually develops after periods of high rainfall.

Species Affected:

Canola.

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Management and Control:

Sow resistant varieties.
Don't plant Canola crops close to paddocks with infected stubble.
Burn, bury or graze Canola stubbles.
Increase time between successive Canola crops to 3-4 years.

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