|WUNSCH, MICHAEL - North Dakota State University
Submitted to: North Dakota State University Cooperative Extension Bulletin
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/6/2019
Publication Date: 1/27/2019
Citation: Chen, W., Wunsch, M. 2019. Stemphylium blight. North Dakota State University Cooperative Extension Bulletin. Online. https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/publications/crops/lentil-disease-diagnostic-series#section-7.
Interpretive Summary: The fungal pathogen Stemphylium botryosum causes Stemphylium blight of lentil. In this chapter to this lentil diseases diagnostic guide, we point out the symptoms of the disease with pictures, factors affecting the disease, and important facts to help the grower diagnose and manage Stemphylium blight of lentils.
Technical Abstract: Stemphylium blight is a serious disease of lentil, and it is caused by the fungus Stemphylium botryosum. Tan to light brown lessions are early signs of the disease on leaves and pods, particularly in the last third of the growing season, and are characteristics of the disease. The pathogen may form black masses of conidia on infected tissues. The pathogen can be soilborne and seedborne and is favored by warm and moist conditions. Management practices of the disease include planting resistant cultivars, clean seeds, and application of fungicides.