IPM Information

Pathology Information:

Species Name: Botryodiplodia theobromae (Pat.)



Spores (conidia) are released during rain and are dispersed by wind, insects, pruning tools, and rain droplets. Wounded bark can be infected throughout the growing season during moist conditions but most abundantly in spring. Cankers develop at wound site

Control methods:
Preventing wounds is the best way to minimize cankers. Cankered branches should be pruned in the winter to reduce inoculum (fungus available to initiate new infections). Severely diseased trees and branches should be removed. Pruning cuts should be made w

Growth stage: Mature tree

Disease name: Botryodiplodia canker

Synonym: Lasiodiplodia theobromae (Pat.) Griffon & Maubl.

Host name: Podocarpus sp.

Host common name: Podo

Affected part: Stem, branches