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Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Test Your Knowledge - Asparagus

Purple Spot (Stemphylium)

2. Plants affected by which condition are more susceptible to purple spot (Stemphylium)?


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Answer: Microscopic wounds caused by sand blasting are a common entry point for the purple spot pathogen. Frost damaged plants are often slow to resume growth, however frost damage is not known to spread any diseases.

Grains of Sand on an Asparagus Spear Frost damaged spears

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