Powdery Mildew on Sugar Beet: Importance, Identification, and Control

Oliver T. Neher and John J. Gallian
PNW 643 | Published April 2013, Reviewed 2023


Powdery mildew on sugar beets can be particularly severe in arid climates, causing sugar yield losses of up to 35%. This publication describes the pathogen, its symptoms, the disease cycle and epidemiology, and control measures, including disease monitoring and use of tolerant varieties.

About the authors

Oliver T. Neher
John J. Gallian

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