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Gujarat’s saffron mangoes attacked by mystery fungus 

Gujarat’s saffron mangoes attacked by mystery fungus 

Published on Feb 24th, 2021
Photo: News 18

The famed saffron variety of mangoes of India’s Gujarat State is being affected by an unknown disease that is causing mangoes to fall from trees in several orchards. Hopes were high for a good crop after orchards entered into full bloom this season, despite unseasonal rains. That was until crops were infected with a white fungus in Gir and surrounding areas. According to one horticulture official, spraying can eradicate the white fungus but it was not enough to save much of this year’s crop.

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