AnthracnoseCaused by: Colletotrichum graminicola
Problem Category: Fungal Disease
Symptoms: Small, circular red lesions with a distinct margin develop on leaves and stems; lesions may enalrge during humid weather conditions; plant becomes defoliated; tan spots with red margins may appear on upper parts of stems; plants may die before reaching maturity
Comments: Disease emergence favors warm temperatures
Management: Plant resistant varieties; remove other susceptible plants e.g. Johnson grass; rotate crops; plow crop debris into soil after harvest
Control: spray 2 times 5% Cowdung+Asafoetida solution in 10 days interval.