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First Report of Sclerotinia minor Infecting Eclipta prostrata in Texas

J. E. Woodward, P. A. Dotray, J. M. Cason, and T. A. Baughman

December 2017


Symptomatic Eclipta prostrate plants exhibiting symptoms of Sclerotinia blight were collected from a peanut field near Stephenville, TX. Pathogenicity tests demonstrated that isolates obtained were pathogenic on both E. prostrate and peanut. While E. prostrate has been reported as a weed host of Sclerotinia minor, this to our knowledge is the first reported occurrence of the disease in Texas.


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