IPM Information

Pathology Information:

Species Name: Botrytis cinerea Pers.

Category:

Symptoms:
Grayish coloured spots on leaves stems and flowers. Causes rot of affected part

Biology:
It is widespread on plant material, initially affects blossoms, bruises, dead flower petals touching the ground when spores germinate. The fungus rapidly penetrates the plant tissue causing rot

Control methods:
Proper plant spacing for circulation of air. Rot debris to be removed periodically. Apply systemic fungicide

Growth stage: Mature tree

Disease name: Botrytis Gray mold

Synonym: Botrytis cinerea Pers.

Host name: Widdringtonia whyteii

Host common name: Mulanje cypress

Affected part: Leaves, stems and flowers