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A Simplified Medium for Growing Cercospora arachidicola. Thomas E. Starkey, Assistant professor, Department of Plant Pathology and Plant Genetics, University of Georgia, Athens 30602; Phytopathology 70:990-991. Accepted for publication 9 April 1980. Copyright 1980 The American Phytopathological Society. DOI: 10.1094/Phyto-70-990.

An agar medium (PHEA) prepared from ground peanut hulls which were either soaked or unsoaked was compared to the commonly used peanut oatmeal agar (POA). Conidial production by Cercospora arachidicola was significantly greater on unsoaked-PHEA than in soaked-PHEA and POA. The unsoaked-PHEA requires significantly less time to prepare.

Additional keywords: Arachis hypogaea, peanut leafspot.