According to the results of phytosanitary inspections, 20-40% of beets in Ivano-Frankivsk, Kyiv, Poltava, Ternopil, Khmelnytsky, and Cherkasy regions are affected by Cercospora fungi, writes Agro-Center.
Cercosporosis is one of the most common diseases that occur in almost all areas where beet crops are grown. Cercosporosis interferes with the most important physiological processes in a plant by affecting the nitrogen exchange process. The leaves often die, the root vegetables are badly preserved. This disease can cause a 30-70% yield loss.
The disease is rapidly spreading across sugar beet fields.
In addition to cercosporosis, 2-18% of plants have other diseases: powdery mildew, peronosporosis, phoma, viral jaundice, mosaic. 2-10% of beets in the Vinnitsa, Poltava, Ternopil regions have tail rot. Hybrids from abroad are mostly affected.