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Aster yellows
Aster Yellows Phytoplasma

  • Carrot has a bitter taste and may be off color
  • Older leaves first yellow, then turn a reddish-purple
  • Leaves may become twisted
  • New leaves are small, weak, pale and clustered in a short bunchy top
  • Numerous hairy secondary roots develop in lines along the root
  • Infected plants are scattered randomly through the field, and may flower in year one
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