leaf spot

noun

Definition of leaf spot

: any of various plant diseases characterized by discolored often circular spots on the leaves

Examples of leaf spot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There are many leaf spot diseases that affect aspen. oregonlive, 28 May 2022 Fertilizer applied three to four times a year can help keep your ligustrum healthy but the tree form may still get cercospora leaf spot. Tom Maccubbin, Orlando Sentinel, 28 May 2022 Here is a link to a Pacific NW Plant Disease Handbook section on septoria leaf spot. oregonlive, 14 May 2022 Being continually wet contributes to the development of leaf spot. oregonlive, 9 Apr. 2022 Red thread is one of four very common wet weather fungal diseases, the others being Microdochium patch and two leaf spot diseases (brown blight and melting out). oregonlive, 29 Jan. 2022 If brown patch spots, gray leaf spot lesions or fading out from take-all patch are showing up, applying whole ground cornmeal at 20 pounds per 1,000 square feet would be in order. Howard Garrett, Dallas News, 4 Oct. 2021 Additionally, several trees suffer from diseases like sooty bark canker, leaf spot, and conk fungal disease. Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 30 Nov. 2021 Older stems in Pando are also being affected by at least three diseases: sooty bark canker, leaf spot and conk fungal disease. Richard Elton Walton, CNN, 29 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of leaf spot

circa 1846, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of leaf spot was circa 1846

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Last Updated

14 Jun 2022

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“Leaf spot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leaf%20spot. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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