Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/21/2007
Publication Date: 5/1/2009
Citation: Hanson, L.E., Ocamb, C. 2009. Ramularia Leaf Spot. pg. 10 In Compendium of Beet Diseases and Pests, 2nd edition. R.M. Harveson, L.E. Hanson, and G.L. Hein, eds. APS Press. St. Paul, MN.Book Chapter. Interpretive Summary: Ramularia leaf spot of beet, caused by Ramularia beticola is a minor disease in the United States and a more important problem in other beet growing areas and during seed production. Symptoms, disease cycle, and disease management are discussed in this chapter.
Technical Abstract: Ramularia leaf spot of sugar beet, a disease caused by Ramularia beticola, is a sporadic problem in the United States, particularly in seed production. It is a more common problem in parts of Europe. Symptoms include light brown, angular spots on the leaves and can cause death of leaves. Epidemiology and management strategies are discussed.