Fungal Diseases in Some Leafy Vegetables Growing Areas in Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

Aysegul Colak Ates


Fungi are one of the plant disease pathogen groups that restrict economic production in leafy vegetable growing. In this study, one of the leafy vegetables that eat an important place in our food is; It is aimed to determine the pathogens of fungal disease, which are the leading factors that limit the production of parsley, arugula, mint, spinach and lettuce. For this purpose, the study was carried out in the production areas of Guzelyurt, Gazimagusa, Girne, Iskele and Lefkoşa provinces in Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) between 2014-2016, and fungal disease pathogens and prevalence rates were determined. At the end of the studies; Septoria petroselini, Alternaria petroselini, Fusarium oxysporum, Rhizoctonia solani in parsley; Albugo candida, Alternaria japonica, Rhizoctonia solani, Fusarium oxysporum in arugula; Rhizoctonia solani, Fusarium oxysporum, Verticillium dahliae in mint; Albugo occidentalis, Colletotrichum dematium, Cercospora beticola, Peronospora farinosa f.sp. spinaciae, Fusarium oxysporum in spinach; Sclerotinia sclerotiorum, Bremia lactucae, Fusarium oxysporum in lettuce, fungal diseases were detected.

Keywords: Leafy vegetables, lettuce, spinach, parsley, arugula, mint, fungal disease

DOI: 10.7176/JSTR/6-09-08

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