<i>Leptosphaeria maculans/L biglobosa</i> disease progression in oilseed rape and timing of ascospore release under New Zealand conditions


  • S. Lob
  • M.V. Jaspers
  • H.J. Ridgway
  • E.E. Jones




Leptosphaeria maculans/L biglobosa disease progression in oilseed rape and the timing of ascospore release from crop debris were studied in field experiments in 2011 and 2012 A similar pattern of disease progression was observed in both years with the first leaf lesions characteristic of L maculans observed 115 weeks after sowing and stem lesions after 25 weeks Leaf lesions characteristic of L biglobosa were observed after 175 weeks Leptosphaeria maculans was isolated from nonsymptomatic petioles and stems after 165 and 22 weeks respectively indicating endophytic growth of the pathogen from leaf lesions Vaselinecoated slides did not trap ascospores in 2011 but in 2012 both Rotorod and Burkard spore samplers trapped ascospores from 29 May to 21 September Nested PCR with ITS and speciesspecific primers detected both L maculans and L biglobosa ascospores with L maculans being more frequently detected Peak ascospore numbers were detected in August and associated with periods of high rainfall




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Lob, S., M.V. Jaspers, H.J. Ridgway, and E.E. Jones. “&lt;i&gt;Leptosphaeria maculans/L biglobosa&lt;/i&gt; Disease Progression in Oilseed Rape and Timing of Ascospore Release under New Zealand Conditions”. New Zealand Plant Protection 66 (January 8, 2013): 214–222. Accessed February 24, 2024. https://journal.nzpps.org/index.php/nzpp/article/view/5548.