Rhizoctonia Diseases in Tobacco Greenhouses 

TB07 - Tobacco Disease Note No. 7

Target spot symptoms

Figure 7. Initial infection of target spot on larger seedlings start as a small foci (group of infected plants) where environmental conditions (high humidity and temperature) allow the formation of the hymenium.
Figure 8.  After hymenium has formed, the spores (basidiospores) are wind dispersed in the greenhouse and secondary infection starts.

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Revised October 2001 by Plant Disease and Insect Clinic