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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Pearl Millet Diseases: Questionable and Poorly Described Diseases: Pestalotia Leaf Spot

Pearl Millet Diseases
Questionable and Poorly Described Diseases

Pestalotia Leaf Spot

Pestalotia disseminata Thuman was isolated in India from pearl millet samples (either leaf spots or head molds, not clearly stated) and inoculated back onto pearl millet. Initial infection of leaves developed as minute brown spots that subsequently developed into oval to elliptical brown lesions that have dark copper red margins surrounded by a faint yellow halo and vary from 5 to 20 mm in diameter. This disease was reported once (Gaikwad and Rane 1977) and may be an artifact of controlled inoculations.


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Original posting: June 5, 1999.

Last Modified: 2/6/2002
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