How it spreads: As with anthracnose, the fungi that causes phyllosticta spends its winters hiding among the fallen leaves on the ground.
At worst, like when anthracnose has really taken hold of a tree and defoliated it completely, you might lose the tree entirely.
How it spreads: Anthracnose spreads by airborne fungus and is especially prevalent during a wet or rainy spring.
Anthracnose refers to a group of diseases caused by fungi, and it can affect many shade trees.
Wet springs provide the ideal conditions for anthracnose spores to take hold.
The most common diseases are anthracnose, phyllosticta and tar spot.
" Boll rot," or "Anthracnose," is a disease which may at times be sufficiently serious to destroy from ro to 50% of the crop. The fungus which causes it (Colletotrichum gossypii) is closely related to one of the fungi attacking sugar-cane in various parts of the world.
Anthracnose is the name usually given to a disease which was formerly known as "charbon," "pech" or "brenner."
Anthracnose has been known in Europe for many years, but has only been observed in America since 1881, whither it was probably imported from the old world.
- Charbon or Anthracnose of Vine, caused by Sphaceloma ampelinum.