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Help needed on Die-back in Horticulture

Sandy glencasey at geocities.com
Tue Sep 14 15:21:35 EST 1999

"Dr.Abhay Shendye" wrote:

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> Hello everybody!
> I am Dr Abhay Shendye working on various aspects of agriculture and =
> biotechnology in India.
> Lots of farms around us growing mainly horticultural plants are affected =
> by dei-bach disease just during the fruiit set season.
> The plants are being killed in a very large number and so far there is =
> no successful solution to the problem.
> We have tried to analyse the problem within our limits and find that =
> some insects along with saprophytic fungi are very common on diseased =
> plants. The death seems to be due to the toxins of the fungi.
> I now need some expert guidance to control this disease.
> Please help.
> Thanks

Could you give me more information on the type of crop you grow, and what are
the symptons of the disease, and are you using any kind of sprays, fungicides,
pesticides etc.
It could be a number of things: botrytis, sclerotinia, phytophthora, brown
rot, wilts, or mildews.


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