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Signs of damage
- Yellow or brown spots on leaves. This is the main sign of disease that can be noticed on leaves. And with time, they become bigger.
- Ruining the tree's twigs. Anthracnose disease affects twigs in the period of their formation, which eventually kills them.
- Defoliation of trees. The fungus causes leaf drops since it is constantly weakening the plant.
- Damaging of fruit. At first, it appears as small dark spots on the fruit's surface, but it expands faster and eventually causes rotting. And the same with vegetables.
How to prevent
Disease-free seeds are the most optimal way to avoid fungal diseases. If you want to ensure that your plant won't be affected by Anthracnose, choose plants resistant to this disease. If you have encountered this disease but want to be sure that it won't appear soon, you have to destroy diseased parts of the plants. It is also better to plant in well-draining soil; you can also add compost to enrich it so that it won't be a favorable space for fungus. And such preventive measures as avoiding overhead watering, not touching the plants when wet, and not letting fruits touch the soil are also good.
First of all, destroy infected parts of the plant. And use copper-based fungicide (an obvious choice for fungal issues), and for trees, you can use dormant spray.
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