If we are growing orange trees it is important to know the diseases to which it may be exposed. Dadaist its multiple threats it is important to have it monitored on a continuous basis.
Next we are going to show you the different diseases that the orange tree has. Would you like to learn more about it?
Diseases that affect the orange tree
It is important that our orange tree has a good subscriber. As long as you have enough compost, the chance of being attacked will be reduced by pests or diseases. However, on some occasions this is unavoidable.
The main diseases that orange trees can have are:
This disease is caused by some species of fungus that belong to the genus Phytophthora sp. (Phytophthora nicotiane var. Parasitic and Phytophthora citrophthora) that directly damage roots. The symptoms by which it can be known that our orange tree is affected is because it causes gum exudates and cankers form at the base of the trunk. In addition, when the orange tree is sick, you can see how it weakens and there is defoliation and yellowing.
The gum can be recognized because it appears a dark spot shaped like a triangle on the trunk at the bottom. The disease begins to affect the tree from the root and spreads throughout the entire trunk. The most visible symptoms are the cracks that form, the uncontrolled fall of the leaves and the yellow color. On some occasions gum exudations can also be observed.
To avoid this disease, waterlogging of the soil must be controlled so that it does not begin to occur at the root. The base can also be painted with liquid fungicides that have a high copper content.
This disease affects the leaves and fruits. It can be recognized by a brownish spot on the leaves and some exudation on the younger branches. If the disease progresses, the fruits will have brown rots.
With this information you will be able to recognize if your orange tree suffers from some type of disease.