Red rust (Aecidium mori)

Period of occurrence:

The disease generally occurs during the winter months

Identification of the disease:

  1. The affected part of young bud become swollen the young bud curls up in the abnormal shape.
  2. Many densely and slightly protruded yellow spots are found on the malformed bud.
  3. On both surface of the affected leaf, there are numerous round shiny spots which later protrude gradually turning yellow.
  4. The epidermis on the yellow spot break and yellowish powdery substances  the aecidiospores scatter everywhere on the leaf.


                        Infected leaf                   Aecidia on the leaves            Cluster of aecidium                     Aeciospores




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