Fig Rust Causing Early Defoliation

Fig rust, caused by the fungus Cerotelium fici, is already causing defoliation of fig trees in parts of southern Louisiana. This is considerably earlier than normal, but this spring’s abundance of rainfall made conditions ideal for disease development. For more information on this disease, please see the fact sheet at http://tinyurl.com/72td69s

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About Don Ferrin

I am an associate professor and extension specialist in the Department of Plant Patholgy & Crop Physiology with the LSU AgCenter in Baton Rouge. I have statewide responsibility for issues and educational programs related to diseases of all horticultural crops in Louisiana.
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One Response to Fig Rust Causing Early Defoliation

  1. Robert M. Turley says:

    Thanks Don. Good photos of the fig rust.

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