How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

Seasonal development and life cycle—Rhizopus rot

Rhizopus rot occurs primarily after harvest but may develop on ripe fruit in the garden. Species of Rhizopus survive on debris in the soil when host plants are not present. Spores are spread by wind and insects, and infection occurs only through wounds in ripe fruit. Rhizopus is not active below 41° F.

Early infection of Rhizopus rot
Early infection of Rhizopus rot

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