Baptisia Diseases

Informational table showing disease name, symptoms, pathogen/cause, and management of Baptisia diseases.
Baptisia Diseases - Articles

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DiseaseSymptomsPathogen/CauseManagement
Cylindrocladium stem rotStems and lower leaves become very dark brown to black.CylindrocladiumThis disease occurs during propagation of plants from cuttings. When affected cuttings are placed on a wet paper towel in a plastic bag for a few days, many light colored spores form on the infected tissue. Use pathogen-free rooting soil. Take cuttings from healthy plants.
Leaf spotsDark brown spots spread to engulf the entire leaf.Cercospora, Marssonina, Septoria, StagonosporaAvoid sprinkler irrigation.
Powdery mildewWhite fungal growth develops on the surface of leaves.Erysiphe or MicosphaeraNo control is available.
Rhizoctonia stem rotDark dead areas develop on the stems.RhizoctoniaThis disease occurs during cutting propagation. When affected cuttings are placed on a wet paper towel in a plastic bag for a few days, web-like strands of fungal growth extends from the infected tissue to the towel surface. Use pathogen-free rooting soil. Take cuttings from healthy plants.
RustReddish brown dusty spores form on the leaves.Puccinia andropogonisThis fungus also infects Oxalis, Penstemon, Mumulus, lupines, Baptisia, and Aesculus.

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