Pod-rotting fungi

rotting pod and kernels
Severe pod rotting caused by Lasiodiplodia theobromae
rotting pods
Pythium spp. causing kernels to turn brown and rot

Lasiodiplodia theobromae, Pythium spp. and Rhizoctonia solani


Major and widespread.


Many pods (and pegs) are mouldy and/or decayed, causing serious yield and quality losses.

Management options

Harvest quickly to reduce losses.

Chemical registrations and permits
Check the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority chemical database and permit database for chemicals registered or approved under permit to treat this disease on the target crop in your state or location. Always read the label and observe withholding periods.