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What is Brown Rot

Brown rot is a destructive disease of citrus fruits. The fungus overwinters in mummified fruit which has either fallen to the ground or is still attached to the tree. Cankers on stems and spurs are another source of disease spores. At blossom time the fruiting bodies of the fungus develops toadstool-like structures which shed millions of spores. These spores will shed at the slightest disturbance.

 

Symptoms

Apply Yates Copper Oxychloride Fungicide Wettable Powder to citrus at first petal fall and at 3-4 weekly intervals until harvest time. 

 

Plants impacted

  • Citrus
  • Peaches
  • Nectarines

Recommended products

Yates Nature's Way Fungus Spray

Protects against a very wide range of fungal and bacterial diseases. It is formulated from copper and sulfur, two naturally occurring compounds.


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