AnthracnoseCaused by: Colletotrichum spp.
Problem Category: Fungal Disease
Symptoms: Tan to brown sunken lesions on leaves; lesions merging to girdle stems and petioles; lesions may become covered in pink spore masses during periods of wet weather
Comments: Disease causes economically important losses to crops in Africa, Latin America and Asia
Management: The best method of controlling the fungus is to plant resistant varieties if available; plant only certified disease-free seed; practice good field sanitation such as removing crop debris from field after harvest to reduce levels of inoculum
Control: spray 2 times 10% Cowdung+Asafoetida solution in 10 days interval.