Ascospora dieback and stem blight, new diseases of Rubus species in Lithuania [Naujos Rubus genties augalų ligos Lietuvoje – askosporozė ir stiebų dėmėtligė]. – Botanica Lithuanica, 11(1): 51–53

In 2004 two new diseases of the Rubus species – blight, caused by Leptosphaeria coniothyrium (Fuckel) Sacc. and ascospora dieback caused by Seimatosporium lichenicola (Corda) Shoemaker et E. Müll. were detected. Typical symptoms of these diseases and the morphological characteristics of disease agents are described.

Keywords: Seimatosporium lichenicola, Leptosphaeria coniothyrium, Lithuania.