Cercospora Leaf Spot on Beets?


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Another question for my more experienced friends out there. We sowed beet seeds into a container that's about a foot & 1/2 deep. They sprouted up just fine, but last week I started to notice these little spots on them. I did a google search & it looks like a fungal issue.

We're working organically, so I removed affected leaves & sprayed with Neem oil. Does anyone have any other suggestions or planting recommendations?

Thank you! :)

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How funny, I just replied to your thread about Chard with a diagnosis of fungal leaf spot, and Beet Cercospora (Cercospora beticola ) is a likely culprit.

I'll cut and paste the same info here, to assist future readers.
Removing the damaged leaves was a good idea. You may also apply a layer of fresh bark or woodchip mulch underneath the plants to reduce the possibility of new spores drifting or splashing up from the soil. Neem oil may help in this situation, but I wouldn't count on it.

FYI, Beets and Chard are different forms of the same species, Beta vulgaris.
 
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How funny, I just replied to your thread about Chard with a diagnosis of fungal leaf spot, and Beet Cercospora (Cercospora beticola ) is a likely culprit.

FYI, Beets and Chard are different forms of the same species, Beta vulgaris.
Haha yes, I just saw that! Thank you! I appreciate the feedback
 

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