First Report of a Fruit Rot and Twig Blight on Pomegranate (Punica granatum) Caused by Pilidiella granati in Anhui Province of China.

@article{Chen2014FirstRO,
  title={First Report of a Fruit Rot and Twig Blight on Pomegranate (Punica granatum) Caused by Pilidiella granati in Anhui Province of China.},
  author={Yu Chen and D-D Shao and Afeng Zhang and Xue Yang and M-G Zhou and Ya-hui Xu},
  journal={Plant disease},
  year={2014},
  volume={98 5},
  pages={
          695
        }
}
Pomegranate, Punica granatum Linn., is widely planted as an ornamental and a fruit crop in Huaiyuan County, Anhui Province, which is the primary pomegranate production area in China. In the early summer of 2012, twig dieback and fruit rot were observed on about 10% and 30% of the pomegranate trees, respectively, in several villages of Huaiyuan County. Necrosis was observed in the twigs, resulting in death of the branches. On fruit, dry rot started at the sepals, covered the entire surface in… CONTINUE READING
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