Alfalfa Diseases II

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Missouri Cooperative Extension Service
MU and Lincoln University

This publication features 11 full-colored photos of common disease of alfalfa to help you determine the cause of damage in the field.

The reverse side provides information on each disease. The descriptions include where and when the alfalfa is susceptible to damage and the type of damage caused.


  • Anthracose
  • Bacterial wilt
  • Colletrotrichum trifolii
  • Corynebacterium insidiosum
  • Crown wart
  • Cuscuta
  • Dodder
  • Fusarium crown rot
  • Fusarium oxysporum
  • Fusarium wilt
  • Goldthread
  • Lovevine
  • Mycoleptodiscus crown rot
  • Mycoleptodiscus terrestris
  • Physoderma alfalfae
  • Phutophthora megasperma
  • Phytophthora root rot
  • Rhizoctonia crocorum
  • Rhizoctonia solani
  • Rhizoctornia stem canker
  • Sclerotinia crown rot
  • Sclerotinia stem rot
  • Sclerotina trifoliorum
  • Strangleweed
  • Violet root rot


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