Molds of fig fruits

Fig fruit rots - the world of plants

Molds of fig fruits

Fruit rot

After reaching the fruiting stage, the fig crop is exposed to many problems

Diseases that cause serious losses due to the rate of loss in the number of fruits or their infection with some diseases, and with the increase in fig areas in recent years, therefore, attention must be paid to these diseases.

Diseases and how to resist them until we reach the highest production rate and the lowest loss rate.

A group of different types of fungi contribute to causing this disease, which cause significant losses in fresh fig fruits.

Fig fruit rots - the world of plants

  • Aetiology:

1. Botrytis sinerea fungus causes soft rot in fruits.

2. Rhizopus nigricans (bread mold fungus) usually accompanies...

Soft mold

Phytophthora sp. Fungus. 3

Mucor sp fungus. 4

Fusarium sp fungus. 5

The last three fungi play an important role in causing rot in fruits, especially in...

Humid weather, and the infection increases when fruits are injured by any means during the summer

Especially when the relative humidity of the air is high, the affected fruits ferment and become soft and rotten

Finally, it falls to the ground.

  • Resistance

1. Avoid causing wounds to fruits.

2. Collect the infected fruits and bury them or destroy them outside the farm.

3. Follow MPI integrated resistance methods

4. Taking care of other service operations, such as pruning, fertilizing, and organizing irrigation operations

  • Causative factor

There is a large group of fungi that cause rot in fruits, most of which are wound fungi, that is, they depend to cause infection on the presence of wounds on the surface of the fruit.

  • Symptoms and damages

Infected fruits ferment, become soft, rotten, and often fall to the ground.

  • Symptoms of Aspirgillus rot

The infected fruits appear as white, turbid growths that quickly turn black

The infected fruits shrink, shrink, and become covered with a dense layer of black fungus fruits. The infection occurs in the field, but the infection rate increases when stored and when the infected fruits come into contact with healthy fruits.

  • Symptoms of Sclerotonia rot

The fungus accompanies the fruits during storage, and since the fungus enters through wounds, when harvesting the fruits, it is necessary that the neck and the affected tissues have a brown color, and as the infection intensifies, they turn black.

  • Prevention and treatment

We can spray with one of the necessary fungicides, such as Nomolt, at a rate of 50 cm3/100 liters of water

Fig fruit rots - the world of plants

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