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2005 J.E. Adaskaveg (Septoria Spot of Citrus)

Biology and Management of Septoria Spot of Citrus

Septoria spot of citrus caused by Septoria citri is found in many citrus-producing countries around the world. It is a sporadic disease in California with most reports coming from Tulare Co. and Fresno Co. The pathogen is present on leaves and twigs in many orchards, and fruit infections probably occur commonly. Disease from these quiescent infections, however, only develops when plant tissues become senescent or environmental conditions predispose the host to infection.