What disease is this on my nutmeg plants and what is the way to save this plant?
these nutmeg saplings were planted in the last monsoon (September 2017). All the plants showing similar symptoms of leaves turning brown. and then the shoots also drying up. The emerging leaves have also turned brown and dried up.
Can you please identify what the disease is?
same plant after a week (dated 11th April 2018)
Here is some fibrous cocoon kind of structure on the stem. Not able to make out what it is. After a week the whole plant has dried up with only the lower portion of the stem showing signs of life.
leaves drying up (image dated 2nd April 2018)
another view of plant in first image