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    Rust (beets) [Uromyces beticola]

    Severely infected leaves turn yellow, wilt, dry up and die.

    overview

    Rust (beets) - image 1

    Rust (beets) - image 1

    Pest Profile

    • Symptoms & Diagnosis

      Occurence

      On land with an abundant supply of nitrogen, higher relative humidity; temperatures between 10 - 20 °C.

      Pattern of damage

      Rust-colored pustules (1 mm) on the upper surfaces of the middle and outside leaves, (Picture 1) eventually an extensive rust-colored coating.

      Treatment

      Combat

      Fungicide treatment. Avoid excessive nitrogen.