Black mould

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A.A. Seif & A.M. Varela, icipe
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Minor Pest Title

Black mould (Cercospora abelmoschi)

Minor Pest Description

Black mould can be serious in humid warm areas. It causes leaf spots of various shapes. It grows as a sooty to dark oily (olivaceous) mould on the underside of leaves, but when infection is severe and conditions are very humid it also appears on upper surface of infected leaves. Seriously infected foliage rolls, wilts and falls to the ground.


Minor Pest What to do.
  • Avoid overlap of okra in the same field.
  • Rotate with baby corn, maize, small grains or pulses.
  • Avoid overhead irrigation.
  • Use copper prays.

For more information on Copper sprays click here.

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Pest Type
Host Plants