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  • Image: Root Rot Complex 1
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Root rot complex
Pythium spp., Rhizoctonia solani, Aphanomyces
cochlioides, and Phoma betae

  • Leaves may appear first red colored, then yellow and wilted
  • Beet root may be soft and rotten
  • Beet roots may develop dark sunken lesions on surface of root
  • Fluffy, white to grayish brown fungal growth may be present on rotted areas of the root
  • More information on Root Rot Complex...
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  • Image: Green Peach Aphid and Turnip Aphid 1

Green peach aphid and Turnip aphid
Myzus persicae, Lipaphis erysimi

  • Yellowing and wilting leaves
  • Aphids are present; they are small (up to 1/8 inch long), pear-shaped, and vary in color
  • Aphids are present throughout the growing season

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