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Citrus Stem-End Rot in the Low Desert
HOST: Citrus fruit
Fruit has a buff to brown colored, leathery area encircling the stem end of the fruit.
Two different fungi
Prune out dead wood which serves as host for the fungi. Harvest citrus fruit by pulling them off the tree, rather than clipping them off. Refrigeration halts the progression of the disease. Initially the damage is only on the peel and fruit is not effected.
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Citrus Stem-End Rot the Low Desert
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