Species Name: Botryosphaeria ribis (Fuckel) Petr.
Causes cankers, leaf spots and necrosis and twig dieback on many woody hosts in tropical regions
It forms airborne spores from black pycnidia. The conidia germinates on wounded susceptible trees to cause infection which leads to loss of yield and can kill the host
Use of resistant less susceptible varieties. balanced nitrogen and potassium in soils and lower plant density in the field.
Growth stage: Mature tree
Disease name: Botryosphaeria canker
Synonym: Botryosphaeria ribis (Fuckel) Petr.
Host name: Pinus patula
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