Cauliflower > Head > Discolored head
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- Numerous black sunken spots can form on infected heads
- Gray-white sunken leaf spots which are often angular and restricted by the leaf veins
- Leaf tissue around the spots turns yellow
- Fuzzy gray growth can be seen on the underside of the leaves
- Disease is common in cool wet weather
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- Yellow V-shaped lesions develop on margin of leaves, the point of the v follows a vein towards the base of the leaf
- As infection continues, leaves wilt, turn yellow and eventually turn brown and die
- Black veins can be seen in infected leaves, petioles and stems
- Sticky yellowish liquid bacterial ooze may be seen if infected veins are cut
- Disease favored by hot, humid conditions
- Cauliflower head turns uniformly brown when infected
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Black Leaf Spot/Gray Leaf Spot
- Gray to black round leaf spots with concentric rings
- Leaf tissue becomes dry, brittle and often falls out, resulting in a ‘shot hole’ appearance
- Leaf spots often appear first on lower older leaves
- Broccoli and cauliflower heads may develop dark brown irregular sunken areas
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- Can cause hollow stem in cauliflower
- Curds become discolored and deformed in cauliflower
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