Stagonospora Nodorum Blotch Identification

and Management


The lesions of Stagonospora leaf blotch are normally brown or tan, surrounded by a thin, yellow halo. Lesions caused by Stagonospora leaf blotch are more irregular in shape and often have a darker color than those of tan spot. The presence of small, honey-colored fungal reproductive structures is diagnostic for Stagonospora nodorum blotch; however, these reproductive structures are only visible with considerable magnification.


Management: Variety resistance, foliar fungicides, crop rotation, fungicide seed treatment.