Phylosticta hortorum - a casual agent of tomato leaf spot
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DOI: 10.22620/SCIWORKS.2016.56.022
Author: Mariana Nakova
During the period 2008-2012 a new type of leaf spot disease was observed on field-tomatoe crop. The first symptoms appeared on the lower leaves, but in a short time they spread on the intermediate and upper leaves, and caused necrosis and wilting. A critical period for the disease appearance and development are the months of July and August. The causal agent was identified as Phyllosticta hortorum – а new pathogen for the Bulgarian flora.