Pest Profile

Sooty stripe


As tillage in Kansas has been reduced, sooty stripe has become the most important foliar disease of sorghum. The typical lesion is oval to elliptical in shape, and has a tan or gray center surrounded by a bright orangish-yellow to yellow halo. On the underside of older lesions, a mass of black or "soot-like" spores can be found.

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Sorghum Production Problems