IPM Information

Pathology Information:

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

Control methods:
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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