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September 18, 2020

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Plant diseases and associated remedies

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Disease

Crop

Symptoms

Control measures

Rusts (Leaf rust, Stem rust)

Most crops

Reddish brown, rust like lesions, usually on the underside of leaves.

Infection leads to lowered yields. Severe infection leads to leaf drop.

Infection easily spread by rain.

Prophylactic treatments more cost effective

  • ORTIVA
  • SCORE

Leaf spots (Black . spots and Brown Spot)

Most crops

Lesions on leaf surface caused by damage due to fungal infection.

Yields drop even with minimal infection. Severe infection leads to leaf drop and even plant death.

Prophylactic and/ or curative treatments offer full control.

  • ORTIVA
  • SCORE
  • DACONIL

Powdery Mildew(PM)

Most crops

A greyish- whitish powdery looking leaf surface is observed on infected plants.

Disease may cause flower and fruit abortion if severe. Either way, yields are compromised

  • THIOVIT JET
  • ORTIVA
  • SCORE

Damping-off

Most seedlings

Pathogens cause extensive damage to the germinating seed, early growth within the soil, root rot, tuber rot, root damage and seedling diseases (often referred to as damping-off).

  • ORTIVA

Early Blight & Late .Blight

Potato & Tomato

Necrotic lesions appear on infected leaves, leading to lowered yields.

Infection occurs long before visible symptoms appear

Foliage, tubers and fruits are all susceptible

  • RIDOMIL GOLD

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