Visual Reference Library - Lentils

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Image of LENTIL BLIGHT (ASCOCHYTA) DAMAGE
Ascochyta blight is a fungal disease that reduces yields and affects seed quality. Infected seeds have brown blotches on the surface. Severely infected seed is purplish brown, shriveled and small, and may have a white fungal growth on the surface. This VRI depicts what Ascochyta blight looks like and is not intended to represent any minimum coverage or color intensity requirement.eft to right:
A. Suspect Damage: Discolored seed coat. Seed coats of suspect seeds must be scraped to determine if the mold penetrates into the cotyledon.
B. Confirmed Damage: Cotyledon shows some discoloration and mold is evident in the lower central portion of the exposed area. Any amount of mold present on the cotyledon is sufficient evidence of damage.

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Last updated December 2016