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Minor Pest Title

Anthracnose (<i>Colletotrichum gloeosporiodes</i>)

Minor Pest Description

The most serious and widespread fungus is anthracnose. Anthracnose initially appears as small black spots. On leaves, the spots can grow to form an irregular patch. On young fruit, pin-sized, brown or black, sunken spots develop. Sometimes, a "tear stain" pattern develops on fruit. It is an important problem after harvesting the fruit, especially during transport and storage, where fruit can develop round, blackish sunken spots. The fungus is spread by rain splash and survives from season to season on dead leaves and twigs. Rainy weather during blooming and early fruit set will favour the development of anthracnose.


Minor Pest What to do.
  • Use tolerant varieties. "Tommy Atkins" is less susceptible to anthracnose than "Haden", "Sensation" and "Zill".
  • Cut-out dead branches and twigs and dead leaves. Completely remove them from the mango orchard.
  • Monitor for the disease weekly.
Minor Pest Position
Minor Pest Firstcontent
Pest Type
Common names;anthracnose, brown blight (of coffee and tea), tear stain, dieback (citrus), fruit rot, stem canker, black spot of fruit, ripe rot of pepper, anthracnose tear-stain (mango)
Host Plants
Mango (Revised)