Early leaf spot

Caused by: Cercospora arachidicola
Problem Category: Fungal Disease
Symptoms: Small chlorotic flecks on leaf petioles, stems and pegs which enlarge and turn dark in color; lesions on upper surface of leaves usually possess a yellow halo and are reddish brown on the underside of leaves.
Comments: Disease emergence is favored by high humidity and warm temperatures; spread of the disease is promoted by pronlonged leaf wetness.
Management: If disease is present, a rotation away from peanut for a period of 2-3 years is advised but is insufficient to control the disease completely; peanut crop debris should be plowed into soil after harvest and any volunteers removed from the nonhost crop;
Control: seed treatment with Asafoetida solution ,spray 5% cowdung + Asafoetida solution
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