Rust Alert


Yellow to orange-brown or rust colored symptoms on the top side of infected leaves.

Who Am I?

Rust is the name of a fungal disease. Rust fungi need a layer of standing water on leaf surfaces in order to cause the infection.

Control Measures

Monitoring: It’s easier and more cost effective to overcome an infestation by controlling rust in its initial stage. Make it a routine to monitor the field regularly and search plants for the presence of rusty-like symptoms on a weekly basis. Sanitation: Remove plant debris and make an effort to keep your field and its surroundings as clean as possible Improve air circulation: Dry foliage and shorten the duration of wetting periods by introducing net curtain vented areas.

Propiconazol, myclobotanil, and tebuconzole

Products based on tea tree oil and neem oil

*Names marked in red are considered to be highly poisonous to beneficial insects.

*Names marked in green are considered to be organic and IPM (integrated pest management) compatible.

Caution and careful notice should be taken when using any plant protection products (insecticides, fungicides, and herbicides). It is the grower’s sole responsibility to keep track of the legal uses and permissions with respect to the laws in their country and destination markets. Always read the instructions written on labels, and in a case of contradiction, work in accordance to the product label. Keep in mind that information written on the label usually applies to local markets. Pest control products intended for organic farming are generally considered to be less effective in comparison to conventional products. When dealing with organic, biologic, and to some extent a small number of conventional chemical products, a complete eradication of a pest or disease will often require several iterations of a specific treatment or combination of treatments.

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