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Peas > Seedling > Poor or no emergence

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Damping Off
Pythium spp., Rhizoctonia solani, Fusarium sp., and Aphanomyces euteiches

  • Seed may rot in soil resulting in poor emergence
  • Seedlings may be stunted, pale green and may wilt
  • Dark sunken lesions may be seen on the stem or roots
  • More information on Damping Off...
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Seed Corn Maggot
Delia platura

  • Maggots feed on developing seeds and can completely destroy seeds, or damage the cotyledons and first true leaves
  • More common in cooler weather
  • Seed corn maggot should not attack plantings made after June 1st
  • Maggots are yellowish-white, about ¼ inch in length, and legless
  • More information on Seed Corn Maggot...
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Mycosphaerella Blight
Mycosphaerella pinodes and Phoma medicaginis var. pinodella

  • Seedling stem turn dark brown to black, often near the soil line, seedlings may be killed or grow weakly
  • Small dark flecks on stems, leaves and pods
  • Leaf spots grow into round brown spots with several concentric rings like a bull's eye
  • Purplish black lesions on stems
  • More information on Mycosphaerella Blight...

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