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- Larvae tunnel into leaves creating mines that begin long and narrow and eventually becoming an irregularly shaped blotch area
- Mines are opaque at first and then later turn brown.
- Larvae are a carrot-shaped, whitish maggot
- Present throughout the growing season
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Root Rot Complex
Pythium spp., Rhizoctonia solani, Aphanomyces cochlioides
- Leaves turn yellow and eventually wilt
- Roots have dark sunken areas and few or no root hairs
- Fluffy, white to grayish brown fungal growth may be present on rotted areas of the root
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Cucumber Mosaic Virus and Beet Curly Top
- Leaves may be mottled or have a mosaic pattern of greens and yellows
- Leaves are misshapen, usually curled and deformed
- Young leaves are affected first but eventually the whole plant becomes yellow and stunted
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Peronospora farinose f.sp. spinaciae
- Irregular yellow spots on upper leaf surface
- Fuzzy gray growth on leaf spots on the underside of the leaves
- Leaves become water soaked, turn yellow, than brown, finally black and rotten
- Disease is common in cool wet weather
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