Mango Tree Diseases
Many people like the delicious taste of the mongo fruits. However, if you have several mango trees planted in your backyard, they may suffer from a variety of diseases which will reduce the fruit production. These diseases may attack nearly every part of the tree from the foliage to the bark. You need to pay more attention to the health of your mongo trees from time to time. You also need to learn how to identify those diseases via constant learning.
Powdery mildew is a common disease which will infect a variety of fruit trees including mango trees. The infected trees will show symptoms of white power will be present on leaves and flowers. It will cause the leaves to drop and reduce the fruit production. Some spray can be purchased from the local nurseries for treatment. It will generally take one or two month to control this disease.
Another common disease for mongo trees is the bacterial canker. The canker can cause the leaves to drop abnormally and reduce the mongo production in harvesting season. You should treat this disease as early as possible to prevent it from spreading. Some chemicals like streptocycline or Agrimycin-100 can be used for treatment for cankers.
Anthracnose will generate spots on the surface of leaves. Also the blossoms will fall off quickly if the tree is infected by the disease as well. If you observed this disease from your mango trees, you can use some chemicals like bavistin as a treatment method. You can also go to the nurseries to purchase some special solutions for it as well.
Image provided By Weenakanya Plangkamol from Bangkok, Thailand (mango-tree) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons