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Pumpkin: Ways to control gummosis disease

Pumpkin: Ways to control gummosis disease

लेखक - Soumya Priyam | 16/12/2020

Apart from pumpkin, many other crops like lemon, mango, olive, peach, etc. are also affected by gummosis disease. The symptoms of this disease first appear on the areas adjacent to the ground surface. To protect pumpkin plants from this disease, see the causes, symptoms and prevention measures from here.

cause of disease

  • It is a fungal disease caused by a fungus called Phytophthora.

  • Wind, rain, irrigation water and various insects work to spread the bacteria of this disease to other vines.

symptoms of disease

  • Due to this disease, raised blisters start appearing in the vines.

  • After some time these blisters turn into a wound.

  • As the disease progresses, these blisters start secreting brown gum.

  • The number of flowers and fruits decreases in the affected vines.

  • As the outbreak progresses, the vines begin to dry up.

  • This increases the risk of canker disease in the vines.

Control Methods

  • To prevent the spread of the disease, if possible, break and destroy the diseased parts.

  • Do not leave the remains of disease-affected crops in the field. Destroy them by burning them out of the field.

  • Do not allow water logging in the field.

  • To control this disease, mix 25 grams of Countryside Full Stop in 15 liters of water and spray it.

  • Spray copper oxychloride when symptoms of the disease are observed.

  • Apart from this, sprinkle 2 ml Carbendazim per liter of water.

  • The disease can also be controlled by spraying 2.5 ml Ridomil Gold per liter of water.

Read also:

  • Click here to know how to control beetle pest in pumpkin crop.

We hope that the medicines mentioned in this post will prove effective to control gummosis disease in pumpkin. If you found this information important, then like this post and also share it with other farmers. So that more and more farmers can take advantage of it. Ask us your questions related to this through comments.

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