Black sigatoka

Black sigatoka

Photo by Fred Brooks, University of Hawaii at Manoa,

  • widespread worldwide
  • similar to yellow Sigatoka
  • narrow streaks, brown lesions
  • heavily infected leaves die
  • favours hot, wet, windy conditions
  • spread by spores on infected plant parts, soil, wind or water

High priority pest of: Bananas

Scientific name: Pseudocercospora fijiensis
EPPRD Category: 2
Life Form: Fungus

Pest Documents

FS: fact sheet

CP: contingency plan

DP: diagnostic protocol