How to manage the fungal disease lupin anthracnose

Symptoms and control options for lupin anthracnose

This factsheet includes information on lupin anthracnose, to help you manage and control the disease. 

Action points: 

  • Use only high quality seed and ask the  supplier if any seed dressing treatments have been applied
  • Remember that even treated seed can still have viable Colletotrichum present
  • Monitor crops regularly for evidence of infection and dispose of affected plants promptly and carefully
  • Reduce the risk of severe disease outbreaks by keeping the crop foliage as dry as possible
  • Fungicides are most effective against Colletotrichum when used as a preventative programme