The Mango Mangifera indica L. from the Anacardiaceae family closely related to the cashew, spondias, and pistachio originated from India and Southeast Asia, lets discus Insect Pests Disease & Care Of Mango Trees In South Florida.
In South Florida Mangos are grown in Dade, Lee, Palm Beach Counties and along the coastal . Around the world Mangos are grown in tropical and subtropical lowlands and coastal areas with introduced to Cape Sable Florida in 1833.
Approximately 83 percent of Florida’s mango acreage is located in Miami-Dade County Florida
Mangos are produced around the world India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Mexico, Brazil, the Philippines, Australia, South Africa, Israel, Egypt, Puerto Rico, and Hawaii.
The mango tree is an evergreen tree that can grow from 30 to 100 ft tall.
Mango Hardiness Zone in Florida
Improper Care of Mango Trees in South Florida
The most common problems with mangos in the landscape is infrequent fertilization leading to macro and micronutrient deficiencies making mango trees susceptible to diseases.
Improper irrigation overhead watering and overwatering can cause diseases of the roots and foliage.
Improper mowing of grass with line trimmers or weed whackers around mango trees causing damage to bark making it susceptible to disease.
Misdiagnosing insect damage for fungus and mistreating for diseases thinking sooty mold is a disease.
Improper pruning creating improper growth.
Insect Pests of Mango Trees in South Florida
Red-banded thrips (Selenothrips rubrocinctus)
False oleander scale (Pseudaulacaspis cockerelli)
Pyriform scale (Protopulvinaria pyriformis)
dictyospermum scale (Chrysomphalus dictyospermi)
Florida Red scale (C. aoaidum)
Mites (e.g., Paratetranychus yothersii)
Florida Thrips (e.g., Frankliniella bispinosa)
Ambrosia beetles (Xylosandrus sp.).
Mediterranean fruit fly
Diseases of Mango Trees in South Florida
Anthracnose (Colletotrichum gloeosporioides):
Mango Scab (Elsinoe mangiferae):
Powdery Mildew (Oidium sp.):
Verticillium Wilt (Verticillium albo-atrum):
Alga Spot (Cephaleuros sp.):
Mango Decline by fungal pathogens (Botryosphaeria ribis and Physalospora sp.)
Mango Malformation caused by the fungus Fusarium mangiferae Britz,
For more info See:
Mango Growing in the Florida Home Landscape
Florida Crop/Pest Management Profile: Mango
Pruning Mango Trees
Insect Management in Mango
Mango Postharvest Best Management Practices Manual
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