Grey Mould (Botritis cinerea)

Botrytis cinerea is a widespread disease in the world, especially in countries with temperate climates. It affects many plants or horticulture, crop and fruit species. The disease occurs every year with weaker or stronger intensity, depending on weather conditions, causing economic damage in terms of wet and rainy weather, before and during the harvest of grapes. The damage can be very large. Harmful effects of grey mould to the grapes is doubled. It reduces the yield and quality of fruit.
The fungus attacks mainly fruit, and in optimal conditions favorable attacks the leaves, flowers and branches. The leaves are attacked in the early stages of vegetation in very wet weather, when they observed a very large red-brown spots which are dried later. It can be noticed darkened parts with the presence of grey layer of conidophores with conida. Flowers are also attacked. They get brown-red color, rot and are covered by grey layer of conidophores with conida. Infection occurs directly through the cuticle of the grains or through a variety of insect and mechanical damages. In wet weather the fruit is covered by grey mycelium and presence of a large number of long conidiophores with conida. The fungus for several days affects all the fruit and they quickly rot.
Protection of gray rot consists of prevention, hygiene and chemical measures.
For elimination of Botritis cinerea, you can go to the professional advisory team HORTICENTAR.
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