Stem canker/ soft rot (Botryodiplodia theobromae Pat.)

Period of occurrence:

The disease can be observed throughout the year

Identification of the disease:

  1. Presence of greenish black lesion on the stem.
  2. Many number of dark structure producing pycnidial bodies in groups in latter stages will appear on the stem 
  3. Mortality of the cuttings.


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