This disease, also called Iron Spot, is caused by the fungal pathogen, Cercospora coffeicola and tends to present itself on coffee plants grown in areas of higher. General information. Cercospora leaf spot is a common disease in beetroot and silver beet but is usually unimportant in well-managed crops. It may be a. Abstract. Brown eye spot, caused by Cercospora coffeicola, is an important disease of coffee. Both adaxial and abaxial leaf surfaces were inoculated with a.

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When moisture is sufficient, new conidia are formed and spread via rain-splash or wind to new leaves or plants. Many fungicides are available for managing the disease.

On the berries, the infections are smaller than on leaves, less than 5 mm wide, but sometimes they cover the whole berry.

Soilborne pathogens, biological control, sustainable production. Compendium of Coffee Disease and Pests. Note, that copper fungicides may kill the insects that give biological control foffeicola the green scale insect, Coccus viridis. Circular brown spots, mostly mm, with bright grey centres and yellow haloes, typical of brown-eye leaf spot, Cercospora coffeicola.


The spots occur within the leaf, mostly between the veins, and also at the margins. Transactions of the British Mycological Society.

Back to Main Menu. Louis, Missouri Phone: These are often called the coffee “cherries”. Coffee is the 15th most valuable traded commodity in the world [9]. Conidia of Cercospora citrullina become airborne and may be carried great distances on moist winds.

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Disease is often affected by the environment and the changing conditions. Often, other fungi invade the berries following infections of Cercospora. Weather conditions are important for this disease: There is conflicting information if fungal strains on berries can infect leaves and vice versa.

Larger leaf spots which are circular to irregularly circular develop on other cucurbits.

By using this site, you agree to the Cercospoda of Use and Privacy Policy. The pseudostromata produce conidiophores borne in clusters that serve as conidia-bearing structures.

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When berries are infected, they ripen before the beans are mature, and this can result in off flavours when the coffee is processed. Often, the berries shrivel after infection, and coffeico,a fall. A nitrogen-deficient plant as well as a plant with excess nitrogen favors disease prevalence, making well-timed fertilizer applications important.


Soilborne pathogens, biological control, sustainable production Loren Giesler Phone: Cocfeicola, it is less important on mature plants, although, when conditions favour the disease, epidemics occur on even well-maintained trees.

Cercospora Leaf Spot

Conidia are elongated, multiseptate, and either straight or slightly curved. Look for brown irregular to oval spots on the berries. They appear glassy and have a conspicuous hilum.

Severely affected leaves wither cegcospora die from coalescing lesions. Plant symptoms such as chlorosis, leaf curling, and bronzing along the edges of leaves can be used to diagnose specific nutrient deficiencies.

Diseases caused by Cercospora” PDF. Dry bean, sugar beet, and sunflower Tamra Jackson-Ziems Phone: Conidial morphology varies greatly with environmental conditions. It is most commonly referred to as the asexual organism Cercospora coffeicola.