Asked June 6, 2015, 12:18 PM EDT

What fungicide can I use for red beets

Montgomery County Pennsylvania fruits and vegetables gardening fungicides horticulture

1 Response

Here is an excerpt from Penn State's Vegetable Gardening book:

Cercospora Leaf Spot of Beets

Symptoms are spots that are brown or gray with a purple border. They may develop late in the season. Most table beets are resistant to this disease. Severely diseased plants can become defoliated.

Management: Follow a 2- to 3-year rotation (i.e., don’t plant beets in the same area for 2 or 3 years). Remove refuse from the garden as soon as beets are harvested. If necessary, a pesticide that contains fixed copper may help; follow the directions for mixing and application.

And here is a link to that informative book: