Sunflower Rust

Sunflower Rust: Puccinia helianthi

  • It is more prominent in the rabi season and in the Kharif season, the appearance is usually late.
  • This disease in conjunction with Alternaria blight of leaves may cause yield loss up to 40 per cent.
  • Uredo pustules appear first on the lower leaves. Uredo pustules appear on the younger leaves and later spread over the entire vegetative surface covering stems, petioles, floral bracts and petals.
  • Uredia often coalesces to cover large areas on the affected plant parts.
  • Spray Mancozeb 1000 g/ha



  • TamilNadu Agritech Portal
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