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Is this Aster Yellows

Discussion in 'Fruits & Vegetables' started by VA_LongBean, Jun 4, 2016.

  1. Jun 4, 2016
    VA_LongBean

    VA_LongBean Deeply Rooted

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    I just realized that my garlic,babington leeks, and some neighboring onions are looking yellow. My mind immediately went to one place. Please look at these pics and let me know, do I have aster yellows in my garden?
     

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  2. Jun 5, 2016
    PhilaGardener

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    digitS'

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    I didn't even know that aster yellows affected plants in the onion family! Well, it does:

    Ontario Ministry of Agriculture (LINK) has pictures of onions and garlic.

    Usually, I think of it showing up in flowers and deforming the top of the plants.

    Missouri Botanical Gardens (LINK)

    That's how I think of it, anyway -- in the flowers. When plants are deformed by fasciation, I have jumped at the idea they have aster yellows. Right now, I'm losing aster plants :confused:. I actually do not think it is AY - for one reason, the plants are so young. Some other fungal disease ... but maybe it's fun aciar I'm NO diagnostician.

    Steve
    "fun aciar" ?? No diagnostician but I got this wonnerful spellchecker!

    Not only do I have weirdly spelled words but I missed @PhilaGardener 's post!
     
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  4. Jun 5, 2016
    VA_LongBean

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    The garlic, shallot and potato onion flower heads are beautiful. I might get a lot of seed if things work out. I've even got 4 leeks from last year who want to join in. Hoping I don't have to scrap all of it.
     

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