Survey of Spilocaea oleagina, causal agent of olive leaf spot, in North of Iran

Survey of Spilocaea oleagina, causal agent of olive leaf spot, in North of Iran

S. J. Sanei and S. E. Razavi | View Article Olive leaf spot or peacock spot, caused by the fungal pathogen Spilocaea oleagina, can cause reduced growth and yield in olive trees (Olea eurapaea). Investigations were carried out during 2007-2010 to measure the prevalence and severity of olive leaf spot in the northern olive growing regions of Iran. The susceptibility of ten cultivars (Amygdalifolia, Blaidy, Koronakei, Mary, Manzanillo, Mission, Rooghany, Valatolina, Wild olive, Zard) to the disease was assessed. Olive scab was found in all study areas and with the worst affected in high relative humidity (Y= -21.058 + 0.794X,...