Neem trees in Telangana hit with ‘Dieback’ disease – News2IN

Neem trees in Telangana hit with ‘Dieback’ disease

Neem trees in Telangana hit with 'Dieback' disease
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Hyderabad: After causing chaos in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, ‘Dieback’, fungal disease, now causing Neem trees in Telangana.
Thousands of trees have been beaten badly in Warangal, Hyderabad, Rangeddy, Medchal, Mahbubnagar, Gadwal and other districts.
A Neem tree began to dry out and the results were hit so mushrooms infect trees.
Ironically, Neem is identical to providing good health for other trees, animals and people through his branches, leaves, flowers, bark, seeds and fruits have been dying because the rare pests first identify about three decades ago.
Neem is a natural pesticide and has now become a pest victim who only attacks Neem trees.
Infection caused by fungi, technically called ‘phomopsis Azadirachtae’, often kills Neem trees, especially the old ones.
However, Neem trees were younger and stronger, survived the attack even though their branches dried up.
According to experts, fungal infection attacks after insect coolers leave a hole in the branches.
Moisture and changes in high climate conditions are also blamed on an increase in attacks by fungi dieback.
In Hyderabad, a number of Neem trees in the Township alkapure dry out with infections to kill branches.
Cases of newly reported dieback infections from the city of Warangal which caused concern among environmental activists.
Although infections payed more than two decades ago in Karnataka, he began to invade Rayalaseema in the last five years.
From Rayalaseema, he entered Telangana.
The World Spacious Fund (WWF) Director of the State of Telangana Farida Tampal emphasizes the need for a comprehensive scientific study to show the actual reasons behind the spread of Dieback infections.
He, however, feels that Neem trees have the ability attached to fight and survive pests without external intervention.
“I have asked botanists and other experts to study the problem,” Farida told Toi, added that he had received many reports about infection at the end.
He blamed the moisture and climate change for several reasons for infection in Neem.
Farida said that regardless of die disease, Neem was disturbed by Epiphyte ‘Loranthus’.
He said this parasite tree grew on the Neem and attracted nutrients, seizing the main plants of food.
This finally killed Neem’s tree, he said.
Senior Scientist K Girish said the die disease was widespread and infected Neem trees of all sizes and ages.
Apart from the rotten of the fruit, it causes a blend of twigs in Neem.
“After being infected, fruit production drastically affects some of the rural communities economically because they depend on the seeds of Neem,” he explained.

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