and life cycle—Entomosporium leaf spot
Entomosporium fungi that infect deciduous plants overwinter mainly as spores on fallen leaves or as mycelia
within tissue. On evergreen hosts, the fungi may remain on leaves year-round. Fungi are spread from infected
tissue or contaminated leaf litter to healthy leaves by splashing raindrops or overhead irrigation. The
pathogens are most severe during wet weather, especially when it coincides with new plant growth.
evergreen hosts, fungi remain on leaves