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Anthracnose is the name of a common fungal disease; some species are host specific and others have multiple hosts. Besides causing damages to crops in the field, anthracnose is an important postharvest disease that favors periods of extended cool and wet weather.
Symptoms of anthracnose vary depending on the host, and the infected plant part. Symptoms include: mild and irregular, brown to black spots on leaves and fruits, blighting, and dieback of twigs and branches.
The sooner the better: It’s easier and more cost effective to overcome infestation and control anthracnose during the initial stage of infestation. Make it a routine to monitor the field regularly and search plants for the presence of anthracnose on a weekly basis.
Sanitation: Sanitation measures are important: Keep your fields’ close surroundings clean from weeds and old plant debris.
Pruning: When possible, take out infected plant parts.
The following insecticides are used in one or more parts of the world: mancozeb and carbendazim.
*Names marked in red are considered to be highly poisonous to beneficial insects.
*Names marked in green are considered to be organic and IPM (integrated pest management) compatible.