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 Re-emergence of the Abnormal Leaf Fall Disease Condition in Sri Lankan Rubber Plantations !!!

07 06 2020 - 14:48 PM
Be cautious: Re-emergence of the Abnormal Leaf Fall Disease Condition in Sri Lankan Rubber Plantations !!!

                                                                                                     Pestalotiopsis Leaf Fall Disease

With the onset of the monsoon rains, this newly reported Leaf Fall disease is reported to be re-appearing in Rubber Plantations. Moreover, a blight condition of the leaf is evident.
She growers in Kalutara, Rathnapura, Kegalle and Galle districts should be vigilant of the incidence of the disease.

 

Diagnosis of the disease

Symptoms begin as very small, yellow, brown or black spots. Later, these spots may expand to form circular brown to silvery spots with a yellow halo. Moreover, a blight condition of the leaf is evident.

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