* As the fungus causes necrosis of tender twigs from the tip backwards the disease is called die-back Infection usually begins when the crop is in flower.
Flowers drop and dry up.
* There is profuse shedding of flowers. The flower stalk shrivel and dry up. This drying up spreads from the flower stalks to the stem and subsequently causes die-back of the branches and stem and the branches wither. Partia1lly affected plants bear fruits which are few and of low quality.
* On the surface of the soil the necrotic areas are found separated from the healthy area by a dark brown to black band.
For 1 liter of water 5ml Liquid required