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Anthracnose

Image2: Colletotrichum gloeosporioides
The disease of mango is incited by Colletotrichum gloeosporioides Penz.  It affects all the above ground parts of the plant particularly leaves, petioles, twigs, blossoms and fruits. It is one of the important post-harvest diseases of mango.
  • Disease may be reduced by removal of diseased parts from the tree and its destruction by burning.
  • Infection on blossom could be reduced effectively by 2 sprays of Carbendazim (0.1%) at 15 day intervals. Its foliar infection can be managed by 2 sprays of Copper oxychliride (0.3%), while latent infection of the pathogen on fruits could be reduced by pre-harvest sprays of Thiophanate methyl or Carbendazim (0.1%).
  • Post-harvest infection of this pathogen can be managed by post-harvest dip of fruits either with hot water alone (45 ± 20°C ) or hot water in combination of fungicides, Thiophanate methyl or Carbendazim (0.05%).