Host: burley tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum (burley type)
Ellis & Everh.
Description: Frogeye may develop on the leaves of tobacco in the plant bed, field, or barn. The spots on the leaves are quite distinct, typically circular, with a reddish-brown margin and tan or grey colored papery centers in which black masses (fruiting bodies) of the fungus may be found. Frogeye usually occurs on the lower leaves but moves up the plant as the season progresses, especially as the nitrogen supply is depleted. Sudden development of large dead in the upper leaves may occur near harvest. Frogeye may be confused with brown spot, wildfire, angular leaf spot, weather fleck, and physiological spotting, and it requires microscopic examination for diagnosis. Green spots on the leaves of cured tobacco may be the result of frogeye infection near harvest.
Image type: Field
Image location: United States
Specimen in collection: No
Name: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Slide Set
Organization: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
Country: United States