Submitted to: Peanut Diseases Compendium
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/30/1997
Publication Date: N/A
Interpretive Summary: Second edition of this Compendium. Information presented updates the First edition and discusses the current state-of-the-art relative to epidemiology and control of this peanut disease. No new research is reported.
Technical Abstract: Aspergillus crown rot of peanut was first reported from Sumatra in 1926. The pathogen had been reported in 1920 to cause pod and seed discoloration of peanut. Aspergillus crown rot is now an important disease that is probably established in all major peanut-growing areas of the world. Stand losses caused by the crown rot fungus are variable and difficult to assess. .Stand losses in individual fields may be as high as 50% but usually vary from trace levels to 1%.