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figs disease

Posted by juragan none (My Page) on
Mon, Feb 10, 14 at 9:14

I have a small brown turkey fig tree..
i have a problem with the leaf. Just like seen in this picture:

screen shot


just click the pic for the larger size.
hope you can give me some advice to tackle this

This post was edited by juragan on Tue, Feb 11, 14 at 9:32

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RE: figs disease

Do I see mites on the underside of the leaf?

RE: figs disease

I think so.. but i'm not sure what it is.
does anybody ever got a problem like this?

RE: figs disease

  • Posted by gorgi z7a_NJ (My Page) on
    Tue, Feb 11, 14 at 20:55

Mites under fig leaves is a common occurrence, specially in dry conditions.
There are various kinds of mites...
A good jet-spay with pure water should knock most off.
A good fine-spray with a (mild) soapy solution should finish the rest...

RE: figs disease

It looks like the start of fig rust to me but it may be mites like gorgi said.

RE: figs disease

Yes, rust was my first impression too.

But if one magnifies the 2nd picture and/or
use a 10x eye piece on the underside of the leaf; one can
see that the mites are doing the actual browning/damage.

RE: figs disease

okay, so mites won't make a serious problem right..
and, all I had to do is just like what grogi said?
thanks for the info

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