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Pests and diseases of Ficus sp. in Malaysia

Ahmad Azmi, Nur Sabrina and Abdul, Nurul Huda and R, Nurul Wahida (2021) Pests and diseases of Ficus sp. in Malaysia. In: Recent Advances in Ficus Research. Noor Publishing, pp. 92-103. ISBN 978-620-3-86004-7

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Nowadays, the value of fig cultivation in Malaysia increases as many species of Ficus grown as an ornamental in urban landscapes and popular indoor plants for the hobbyist or as a commercial production for fruit and planting material (cuttings, bareroots etc). However, Ficus plants are susceptible to diseases and pests such as anthracnose, Botrytis blight, gray mold, fig rust, Cercospora leaf spot and fruit rot. Furthermore, they are also prone to the attack by xylaphagous insects, sap sucking insects and plant eating insects. Therefore, maintaining healthy Ficus flora becomes a great challenge especially from sudden outbreaks of pests and pathogens. Hence, this chapter will describe the major pests and diseases in fig cultivation in Malaysia.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Uncontrolled Keywords: Xylophagous. Sap sucking. Plant eating. Anthracnose. Cercospora. Botrytis. Cerotelium fici. Alternaria alternate
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Science
Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Plant Science
Depositing User: DR. NURUL HUDA ABDUL
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2023 14:46
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2023 14:46
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/101691

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