The symptom of the pomegranate plant is showing the infection with fungal infections in the plant system which might have entered through roots. In recent studies the fungus Ceratocystis fimbriata is found infecting the pomegranate plantations and causing much losses.
Trenches of 2 feet depth can be dug to make infected plants isolated and prevent spreading of disease to healthy plants.
Dead plants need to be uprooted and burnt to destroy.
Disinfection of soil can also be made by putting a fire at place where infected plants are uprooted.
Avoid the flow of irrigation water form infected plant to healthy plants and drip irrigation may help out in this regard.
Chemical fungicide treatment both chemical and biological agents to the soil or root zone may help in protect the pomegranate plants form the fungal infection. Drenching of the following combination treatments may be administered through drenching at early stages of the infection and when symptoms are evident. About 5 litres of the combination must be drenched at 10 days intervals two times alternatively after loosening the soil around all the plants irrespective of plants [Infected or healthy].
First drench [1st Day and 21st day]
Dhanuka Zerox 2.25 mL/L + Dithane M- 45 3 gm/L + Econeemplus 1 mL/L of water
https://www.bighaat.com/collections/chemical-fungicides/products/dhanuka-zerox-fungicide + https://www.bighaat.com/products/dithane-fungicide + https://www.bighaat.com/products/econeem-plus-azadirachtin-10000-ppm-biopesticide
after 10 days second drench [ 11th Day and 31st day]
Ecomonas 20 gm/L + Humesol 2 mL/L + Econeem plus 1 % - 1 mL/L of water
https://www.bighaat.com/products/ecomonas-pseudomonas-florscense-biopesticide + https://www.bighaat.com/products/humesol-plant-nutrient + https://www.bighaat.com/products/econeem-plus-azadirachtin-10000-ppm-biopesticide
It is good to repeat the treatment once in six months twice to keep away the wilt disease. Proper control measures will help the crop grow healthy and yield if not disease will lead to remove the crop completely.
K SANJEEVA REDDY,
Senior Agronomist, BigHaat.
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