IPM Information

Pathology Information:

Species Name: Cercospora sp. Fresen.


presence of tiny black dots on leaf surface usually surrounded by gray sunken holes

If forms conidia on long dark coniodophores through stomata. Conidia are detached and blown by the wind. When they land on susceptible plants the germinate to cause spots

Control methods:
Use disease free seeds. Rotate crops with resistant hosts. Spray the plants with fungicides such as bourdeaux mixture

Growth stage: Mature tree

Disease name: Cercospora leaf spot

Synonym: Cercospora sp. Fresen.

Host name: Chlorophora excelsa

Host common name:

Affected part: Leaves