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Species Lactuca sativa
Crop Lettuce
Pest Scientific Name Mycocentrospora acerina
Additional Info
Complementary Info Synonym: Cercospora acerina
Type Fungus
Pest Classification Is seed a pathway in this crop? No
Main literature references 6-5, 6-134, 6-152
Remarks No references found indicating seed as a pathway for M. acerina in lettuce. The fungus is commonly found in soil. Very closely related to Cercospora longissima. M. acerina cause a leaf spot and root disease in lettuce but is more common as a storage rot on carrot and celery. Seed has been reported as a pathway for M. acerina in caraway (Carum carvi), however, the presence of the fungus in soil was considered more important. <strong>Available information indicates there is no scientific basis for regulation of M. acerina on lettuce seed. </strong>
Detection Is there a seed test?
If yes, type of test
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Risk mitigation Can the pest be managed by seed treatment(s)?
If yes, what type(s)
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