Grass mulching as part of an integrated control programme for the control of citrus black spot


Schutte, G.C.; Kotze, J.M.

Citrus Journal 7(1): 18-20

1997


Mulching with Panicum maximum, if integrated with fungicidal sprays, improved the control of citrus black spot (caused by Guignardia citricarpa) by up to 10% compared with fungicidal sprays alone. The amount of exportable fruit free from disease was increased by 13-16% using mulching.