How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

Wind injury

Strong, persistent wind can damage citrus by dehydrating the leaves or even stunting the growth of young trees. Drying winds cause bronzing, pitting, and curling of leaves, mostly on the outside of the canopy exposed to the wind. Strong winds may cause fruit to rub against twigs or thorns and develop scars.

Identification

Solutions

To avoid wind damage, create a windbreak or plant trees in a sheltered area.

Wind injury to citrus fruit
Wind injury to citrus fruit


Statewide IPM Program, Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of California
All contents copyright © 2014 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

For noncommercial purposes only, any Web site may link directly to this page. FOR ALL OTHER USES or more information, read Legal Notices. Unfortunately, we cannot provide individual solutions to specific pest problems. See our Home page, or in the U.S., contact your local Cooperative Extension office for assistance.

Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of California

Accessibility   /PMG/GARDEN/FRUIT/ENVIRON/windingjury.html revised: April 25, 2014. Contact webmaster.