Leaf scorch

Leaf symptoms. Image SRA

Can cause significant yield losses of up to 30% overseas.


  • 50-200 mm long, 5-10 mm wide spindle (cigar) shaped leaf lesions with dead tissue in the centre.
  • Favoured by rain and warm conditions.


  • Spores are spread by wind and wind-blown rain.

High priority pest of: Sugarcane

Scientific name: Stagonospora sacchari
EPPRD Category: 3
Life Form: Fungus

Pest Documents

FS: fact sheet

CP: contingency plan

DP: diagnostic protocol