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Published Date: 2017-05-09 09:55:50
Subject: PRO/PL> Undiagnosed fungus, mango - Bangladesh: (RP)
Archive Number: 20170509.5022580
UNDIAGNOSED FUNGUS, MANGO - BANGLADESH: (RANGPUR)
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Date: Wed 3 May 2017
Source: The Financial Express [edited]
http://www.thefinancialexpress-bd.com/2017/05/03/69074/Early-rains-adversely-affect-mango-production-in-Rangpur-region


The production of mango may decrease across Rangpur owing to huge dropping and damaging of tender buds. The region witnessed untimely rain at the initial stage of budding. This [2017] season mango has been cultivated on around 38 000 hectares [93 900 acres] in 5 districts of Rangpur.

Farming of the popular fruit faced serious setback in many areas due to fungal disease, hail, and storm. Huge quantities of immature fruits fell off the trees and thus perished, resulting in less output. [Farmers] incur huge loss as almost all trees have become fruitless which occurred by untimely rainfall and fungal disease.

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[Mango (_Mangifera indica_) is one of the most important fruits worldwide. A number of fungal diseases affecting the crop have been reported in the region, including anthracnose, mildews, leaf and stem blights, diebacks, and root rots. Many of these fungi are favoured by humidity. Furthermore, wounds due to weather or other mechanical damage, as described above, may provide easy entrance points for infection.

Even though the damage to the current crop reported above is irreversible, reliable diagnosis of the pathogen(s) involved is still needed so that appropriate management strategies can be designed to prevent carry-over of the respective fungi to affect the next season's yield.

Maps
Bangladesh:
http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/map/bangladesh_map2.htm and
http://healthmap.org/promed/p/16030
Bangladesh divisions:
http://tinyurl.com/bw2fuve
Bangladesh districts:
http://www.lged.gov.bd/images/bangladesh-map.jpg

Pictures
Photo gallery of some mango disease symptoms:
http://www.ipmimages.org/browse/AreaSubs.cfm?area=140

Links
Mango disease information (with pictures):
http://tinyurl.com/ktfuzql,
http://www.horticultureworld.net/mango-india2.htm, and via
https://www.plantvillage.org/en/topics/mango
List of major fungal diseases of mango via:
http://www.apsnet.org/publications/commonnames/Pages/Mango.aspx
- Mod.DHA]

See Also

2015
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Undiagnosed disease, mango - Bangladesh: (RS) 20150520.3373444
2012
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Undiagnosed disease, mango - Bangladesh: (RP) 20120601.1152657
2011
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Undiagnosed diseases, mango - Pakistan: (SD) update 20110329.0978
2010
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Undiagnosed diseases, mango - Pakistan: (SD) update 20100729.2543
Sudden decline, mango - United Arab Emirates 20100214.0524
2009
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Sudden decline, mango - Oman 20091214.4240
Mildew, mango - Bangladesh: (RJ) 20090614.2207
Undiagnosed disease, mango - Pakistan: (SD) RFI 20090511.1762
Gummosis, mango - Bangladesh: (RJ) 20090504.1669
and additional items on mango diseases in the archives
.................................................sb/dha/mj/lm

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