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Lovetoplant

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Papaya problem
« on: October 25, 2020, 06:20:57 PM »
Hello, anyone has idea what happened to this papaya tree?  Top young shoots turn brown/wilted and dropped like pictures. 

How to treat it?

Many thanks




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Re: Papaya problem
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2020, 04:37:38 PM »
it could be mites infestation

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Re: Papaya problem
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2020, 12:27:25 PM »
I had a mite infestation on a few papayas in the past but they  just got deformed new growth and very weak at that. But maybe if its an extreme case ,they could souse a dying tissue issue. In my case they were concentrated on the new growth , just like with your plant.

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Re: Papaya problem
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2020, 01:28:43 AM »
Thank you both Lebmung and Platinyum for your opinion.  Will spray some insecticide and see if that will help.

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Re: Papaya problem
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2020, 03:11:18 AM »
almost certainly a pest attacking the tips and mites and hemipterans are the usual suspects.

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Re: Papaya problem
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2020, 08:25:48 PM »
I inspected the leaves and didn't find any pest/insect on the leaves.  My other papaya trees are not showing any of this symptom. 

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Re: Papaya problem
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2020, 12:11:26 AM »
Could it be something fungal then , a close up of the place could help someone diagnose it .

 

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