Sooty Mold

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2008-10
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Nelson, Scot
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University of Hawaii
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These mold fungi do not infect plant tissues but feed on honeydew produced by sap-sucking insects; their damage is cosmetic, but they do reduce photosynthesis when covering leaf tissues. Examples of the mold on kava, noni, palms, banana, coffee, and other plants are shown.
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sooty molds, Morinda citrifolia, Musa, Piper methysticum, Hawaii, fungal diseases of plants, insect vectors, signs and symptoms (plants)
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Nelson S. 2008. Sooty mold. Honolulu (HI): University of Hawaii. 6 p. (Plant Disease; PD-52).
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6 pages
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