Pineapple disease

Caused by: Ceratocystis paradoxa
Problem Category: Fungal Disease
Symptoms: Setts not rooting; central soft portion of set has red discoloration which turns brown-black; cavities in infected internodes; In older canes leaves may be yellowing and plant appears withered; cut stem has a strong smell of pineapple
Comments: Primarily a disease of setts; fungus enters cut ends of stem or through other wounds
Management: The most effective method of managing the disease is through the use of resistant sugarcane varieties; if planting varieties that are susceptible to the disease then plant them in dry, well-draining soils
Control: Spray 3% panchagavya to control the pine apple disease
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