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Pathogen (Virus) – Beet Necrotic Yellow Vein Virus (BNYVV)

Rhizomania

Rhizomania is one of the more destructive diseases of sugarbeet present in North American production areas today. The causal agent is transmitted by the soil borne fungus Polymyxa betae.

White, lemon-shaped cysts that turn brown later are a clear sign of infestation with sugar beet nematode (Heterodera schachtii)

Sugar Beet Cyst Nematode (SBCN)

Parasitic nematodes feed on plant roots. They survive in soil and plant tissues and several species may exist in a field.

Pathogen (fungus) – Erisiphe polygoni

Powdery Mildew

Occurs to some degree annually wherever sugarbeets are grown In North America and is most common in Idaho, Washington, and Oregon.

Pathogen (fungus) – Cercospora beticola

Cercospora Leaf Spot

This fungal disease can occur in any sugar beet market in North America but it is most prevalent in the central growing areas of North America from Michigan to Colorado

Pathogen (fungus) – Rhizoctonia solani

Rhizoctonia Root and Crown Rot

Rhizoctonia root and crown rot is one of the most common root diseases and is caused by a soil borne fungus.

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