Rhizomania on Sugar Beet: Importance, Identification, and Control

Oliver T. Neher and John J. Gallian
PNW 657 | February 2014


Rhizomania is the most serious disease of sugar beets worldwide. This publication describes the symptoms of the disease in the Pacific Northwest; its causes, epidemiology, and disease cycle; and methods of cultural control, including the use of resistant varieties.

About the authors

Oliver T. Neher
Former Extension Plant Pathologist
University of Idaho
John J. Gallian
Professor Emeritus of Plant Pathology
University of Idaho

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