Diseases of Sunflowers

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North Central Regional Publication
Originally developed by the University of Minnesota, this publication has been adapted for regional distribution

Major diseases, their symptoms and causes are discussed in this publication. Full-color photos illustrating 15 common types of sunflower damage are featured to help in identifying problems in the fields.


  • Downy mildew
  • Erysiphe cichoracearum
  • Fusarium
  • Head rot
  • Phoma oleracea
  • Phoma black stem
  • Plasmorpara halstedii
  • Powdery mildew
  • Premature ripening
  • Puccinia helianthi
  • Rhizopus head rot
  • Rust
  • Sclerotina stalk
  • Verticillium wilt


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