Thursday, October 30, 2014

Gumossis in Mango

With the onset of South west monsoon in July, we experienced a high incidence of Gumossis in well established mango trunks. 

This is a fungal disease and the symptom is that the affected tree starts secretion of gum at a particular point, it spreads throughout the body within three to six months and then the tree dies.
Fortunately, we caught the disease in time and applied Copper Oxy chloride – 10g/L. The affected area needs to be cleaned with a sharp object (like a metallic plate) after which the solution should be painted in and around the affected area. 

Do let us know if anybody experienced any seasonal diseases and how did they overcome it. 


COC being applied