Disease : Sooty Mould

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  • A black layer of fungal growth covers the leaves and reduces their photosynthetic efficiency
  • Fungus develops on the sweet exudation of scales and mealy bugs attacking the tender leaves

Control Measures

  • Spray 1% starch water on the affected leaves.
  • On drying, fungus will be removed along with the starch coating as flakes.
  • Control scales and mealy bugs using insecticides mentioned earlier.