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White stains on fig tree leaves

Fig    Pretoria, South Africa

Good day,

Wonder if you could please assist me to identify my fig tree's illness and what I can do to save the tree. Unable to load the pictures.

Thank you so much.

Theresa Venter
Pretoria, South Africa


Posted by: Theresa (1 point) Theresa
Posted: January 22, 2016




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Thanks for the photos. The disease on your fig leaves is powdery mildew, a fungal disease. The damp soil favors the disease development. Please remove all the infected leaves and burn them. Water only when it is necessary.

The disease transmits from one leaves/ plants to another by flashing water. Avoid sprinkling water on plants.


Posted by: Dr. Ravishankar Narayana (8 points) Dr. Ravishankar Narayana
Posted: January 22, 2016


Theresa commented,
Thank you Ravi, I will try it. Should I get any fungal treatment for the tree? It is 5 months old.
almost 4 years ago.

Dr. Ravishankar Narayana commented,
If the disease is severe you can spray diluted hydrogen peroxide (1 part of hydrogen peroxide in 9 parts of water) once a week.
almost 4 years ago.

Theresa commented,
Will do. Thank you so much Ravi.
almost 4 years ago.



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