Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/1/2007
Publication Date: 5/1/2009
Citation: Hanson, L.E. 2009. Beet Tumor or Crown Wart. In: Harveson, R.M., Hanson L.E., editors. Compendium of Beet Diseases and Pests. 2nd Edition. St. Paul, MN: APS Press. p.19. Interpretive Summary: Beet tumor, also called crown wart, of beet is caused by Physoderma leproides, causes galls on leaves of beet. It is found in many growing areas, but is not considered economically important. Symptoms and characteristics of the pathogen are discussed in this chapter.
Technical Abstract: Beet tumor or crown wart has been reported from most beet growing areas, but is not considered an economic problem. This chapter describes the disease and the chytrid pathogen, Physoderma leproides.