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What is this disease ?

Orange    Turkey

What are caused these stains in fruit ? Very happy if you help... Thank you

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Posted by: heisenberg (1 point) heisenberg
Posted: February 15, 2018




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It looks like sooty mold, a fungal growth. Several species of fungus happens to grow on the sugary substance (honeydew) secreted by sucking insects like aphids, whiteflies, hoppers, scale insects etc.,
Generally, sooty mold won't directly affects plants but might reduce photosynthesis by blocking the sunlight.

It can be easily removed by using the strong jet of water or spraying liquid starch to flake out the fungus.

http://ipm.ucanr.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn...


Posted by: Dr. Ravishankar Narayana (11 points) Dr. Ravishankar Narayana
Posted: February 15, 2018




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