Growing guavas: Part 4
Farmer's Weekly|December 04, 2020
This week’s article deals with pests and diseases you need to guard against to ensure healthy plants and a good yield.

There are three diseases that are a significant threat in a guava orchard:

•  Guava wilt disease (GWD) A fungal disease caused by Acremonium spp, GWD was first reported in South Africa in 1981. It is present in most of the guava-producing areas of Mpumalanga and Limpopo. Plant material may not be removed from the affected areas.

The initial symptoms of the disease include wilting and yellowing or bronzing of the leaves. The tree can decline rapidly or relatively slowly.

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