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Horticulture and Home Pest News
Horticulture & Home Pest News is filled with articles on current horticulture, plant care, pest management, and common household pests written by Iowa State University Extension specialists in the Departments of Entomology, Horticulture and Plant Pathology.

Ash Anthracnose

This article was published originally on 5/25/1994
Anthracnose is a common springtime disease of ash, especially when we have wet weather. Diseased leaves show brown to black spots, usually developing from the margin inward. Leaf tissue often appears distorted as it sometimes curls or bends towards these leaf spots. People become aware of anthracnose on ash when infected leaves begin to fall in the spring. Although significant defoliation may occur, trees usually recover by producing new leaves. Fungicide sprays are generally not warranted.

Further information on anthracnose and photos of the disease symptoms can be found in Pm-1280 "Anthracnose of Shade Trees". This bulletin can be obtained from county Extension offices or from Extension Publications Distribution, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011.



This article originally appeared in the May 25, 1994 issue, p. 79.

Year of Publication: 
1994
Issue: 
IC-467(13) -- May 25, 1994