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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

Article Title

Black spot of tomatoes

Authors

R F. Doepel

Keywords

Tomatoes, Alternaria solani, Western Australia

First Page Number

383

Last Page Number

385

Abstract

BLACK SPOT DISEASE IS THE MOST SERIOUS FOLIAGE BLIGHT OF TOMATOES IN THIS STATE. IN SEASONS FAVOURABLE TO ITS DEVELOPMENT SEVERE DEFOLIATION AND FRUIT ROTTING ARE EXPERIENCED.

IN Western Australia, black spot, which is also known as early blight and target spot, is a troublesome disease of long standing. It is caused by the fungus Alternaria solani which also attacks potatoes.

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