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Control Anthracnose - Treatment


August 1, 2022


Searles Gardening Team

What are Anthracnose symptoms?

Anthracnose is a fungal disease that appears on leaves and fruit and vegetables of beans, mangoes, avocadoes and cucurbits, such as cucumbers. Keep an eye out for the fungal disease which can come on very quickly and during long periods of wet weather. The fungus appears as irregular shaped black spots and can spread very quickly and attack flower panicles, fruit and young developing leaves, preventing fruit development.

How to control Anthracnose

Water plants at the root level to reduce the spread of the spores that live in dead branches. Treat disease with alternative sprays of Mancozeb and Copper Oxchloride. Anthracnose and black spot can look very similar on leaves of roses. They are both a fungal disease and if you are not sure which one it is, Searles Mancozeb will treat both symptoms.