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Alfalfa Anthracnose. Causal Agent

Colletotrichum trifolii

 

Hosts

Alfalfa

 

Close up of alfalfa anthracnose. Symptoms

From a distance, infected fields show dead, straw-colored stems scattered throughout the stand. Infected stems are curved at the tip similar to a shepherd's crook. Leaves wilt, turn tan, and the entire stem dies.

 

Control

Please contact your local county extension office for current information.

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