Plant Disease (2014) 98, p. 1013 (Faske et al.)

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T.R. Faske, M. Emerson and K. Hurd (2014)
First report of Sclerotinia blight of peanut caused by Sclerotinia minor in Arkansas
Plant Disease 98 (7), 1013-1013
Abstract: During 2013, Runner peanut (cv. FloRun 107) grown in Arkansas, U.S.A. were observed with symptoms of blighting and wilting. The stems had straw-colored lesions, with white fluffy mycelium and small (< 2.0 mm diam.), black, irregularly shaped sclerotia. The fungus Sclerotinia minor was isolated from the diseased plants. The identification was based on morphological characteristics. Pathogenicity of the isolates was demonstrated by inoculation and re-isolation.
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Database assignments for author(s): Travis R. Faske

Research topic(s) for pests/diseases/weeds:
general biology - morphology - evolution

Pest and/or beneficial records:

Beneficial Pest/Disease/Weed Crop/Product Country Quarant.

Sclerotinia minor Groundnut/peanut (Arachis hypogaea) U.S.A. (mid S)