How to Manage Pests

UC Pest Management Guidelines

Cilantro & Parsley

Cilantro Yellow Blotch

(Reviewed 12/15, updated 12/15)

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This problem causes cilantro leaves to develop bright yellow, irregularly shaped, blotchy lesions with diffuse margins and yellowed veins. Slight leaf deformations as well as stunt plants might be present. Quality of the crop is affected. The pathogen causing this problem has not yet been characterized, but is tentatively named Cilantro yellow blotch virus.


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UC IPM Pest Management Guidelines: Cilantro & Parsley
UC ANR Publication 3476


S. T. Koike, UC Cooperative Extension, Monterey County
R. M. Davis, Plant Pathology, UC Davis

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