Bondi Junction NSW, Australia
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2021-09-08T03:14:56.2503731Z
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Passionfruit spots (153)
Pacific Pests, Pathogens and Weeds
Pacific Pests, Pathogens and Weeds

Summary

  • Worldwide distribution. On passionfruit, granadilla and weeds (e.g., stinking passion flower). Occasionally important.
  • Fungal spots on crops and weeds cause leaf fall. Spots on fruit are dark brown and sunken.
  • Severe in wet weather; spores spread in wind and rain.
  • Cultural control: allow spacing so that air circulation dries leaves rapidly; ensure adequate nutrition; prune vines, removing dead or weak sections; weed, especially remove wild passion flower; after pruning, collect trash and burn after harvest; tolerant varieties. Chemical control: copper or mancozeb.

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