Moulds are all around us. A mould infestation is generally easy to detect, but which type of mould it is not always immediately apparent.

The damage caused by moulds depends on the type of mould and the crop. There are also the pseudo-moulds, the oomycetes. These have a slightly different cell structure but behave like moulds. Examples include phytophthora and red rot. 

Whether a disease actually occurs depends on three elements: the number of spores of the mould, the sensitivity of the plant and, finally, the environment. Therefore, conditions and infection pressure may be different for each mould-crop combination. Also, moulds vary enormously 

A correct diagnosis and specific advice are therefore indispensable.


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