How to Manage Pests
UC Pest Management Guidelines
(Reviewed 8/07, updated 8/07)
In this Guideline:
Sunscald symptoms first appear as small water-soaked spots on upper surfaces of leaves, stems, or pods that are exposed to the sun. These spots are generally close together, turn reddish brown, and form large spots on affected plant parts.
This condition is caused by exposure to intense sunlight and/or high temperatures. The problem tends to be most severe following periods of high humidity and overcast skies.
UC IPM Pest Management Guidelines:
R. M. Davis, Plant Pathology, UC Davis
Acknowledgment for contributions to Abiotic Disorders:A. E. Hall, Botany and Plant Sciences, UC Riverside
Acknowledgment for contributions to Diseases/Abiotic Disorders:S. R. Temple, Plant Sciences, UC Davis