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SPOT ON MY MANGO LEAF!

Mango    Nigeria

I noticed that from few weeks my mango leaves are developing some spots, especially the new leaves. I don't know what is it and what to do? Pls I need help.


Posted by: Dauda Wudiri (1 point) Dauda Wudiri
Posted: July 8, 2016


Jayesh Patel commented,
Your mango tree leaves are infected by gallmidge insects this insect live between leaf lemina only systemic insecticides can control it. If infestation is not severe hand picking and destroying of infested leaves will also help.
over 3 years ago.



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I think it might be a leaf-gall midge (Procontarinia matteiana) damage. Generally there are 16 species of gall midge insects which infest different parts of mango like leaf (Procontarinia matteiana), flower (Erosomya mangiferae), shoots and fruits.
The adult leaf gall midge lays eggs inside the tender leaves and causes small reddish spots initially. Later eggs will hatch and the galls will form on leaves (within a week). The matured maggot drops out and pupate in soil. This damage reduces photosynthesising capacity of leaves and also serves as entry point for anthracnose pathogen. The severely infested leaves may curl and drops off early.

Collect and burn the fallen leaves. Since they pupate in soil, deep digging the soil around the tree helps in exposing pupa to sun and other predators. Also mulching soil with suitable materials helps in preventing emergence of adults from soil. Spraying the aqueous extract of neem leaves powder (400g/10 liter) reduces the leaf gall midge population.


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


Dauda Wudiri commented,
Thanks alot Dr. Ravishankar Narayana...will do exactly and will keep you updated on the result.
over 3 years ago.



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Your mango tree leaves are infected with gall- midge insects. This insect live between leaf lamina so only systemic insecticides can control it. If infestation is not severe hand picking and destroying of infested leaves will also help.


Posted by: Jayesh Patel (1 point) Jayesh Patel
Posted: July 13, 2016


Dauda Wudiri commented,
Okay...thanks alot really appreciate the help.....Thanks
over 3 years ago.

Dauda Wudiri commented,
Okay...thanks alot Jayesh Patel... I really appreciate the help. Thanks.
over 3 years ago.



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