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Fungal disease

safflower root rot

Root Rot (Rhizoctonia bataticola)

Nature of Damage:

Safflower cercospora leaf spot

Cercospora Leaf spot (Cercospora carthami)

Nature of Damage:

  • Symptoms on leaves are characterized by formation of circular to irregular brown sunken spots measuring 3 to 20 mm in diameter.

Safflower alternaria leaf spot

Alternaria leaf spot (Alternaria carthami)

Nature of Damage:

  • Severe in irrigated crop and in warmer areas particularly under frequent showers of cyclonic cloudy weather.
  • Seed may rot and damping off of seedlings occur.

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