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April 8th, 2011

Constant rains in the central-west part of Sao Paulo have created humid conditions for passion fruit farms, leading to fungal canker disease outbreaks, website Globo Rural reported.

The story reported some farmers have lost between 90% and 100% of their passion fruit plantations to the disease, otherwise none as ‘anthracnose’.

Agronomist Norberto Filho said the disease meant plant leaves and fruit became light yellow, and plant care was essential as rains still made fumigation difficult.

If crops are wiped out from anthracnose, farmers should generally wait between 60 and 70 days to replant after disease eradication.


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