IPM Information

Pathology Information:

Species Name: Botrytis cinerea Pers.


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

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