Linseed diseases in the UK and their control.
The principal diseases of linseed in the UK are seedling blights, grey mould and mildew. The main pathogens involved are Alternaria linicola, Botrytis cinerea, Oidium lini and Fusarium spp. There are also occasional attacks by Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. lini, Verticillium dahliae, Phoma spp., Sclerotinia sclerotiorum, Colletotrichum linicola [C. lini] and Mycosphaerella linicola.