Monthly Archives: May 2016

Branch Wilt

Hot weather favors the fungal disease Branch Wilt (Nattrassia mangiferae, formerly Hendersonula toruloidea). Below are the main points you need to know to recognize and manage this walnut disease.
Typically in July and August after a hot spell, the first symptom of branch wilt is yellowing and browning of the outermost branches usually on the southwest exposure of the tree (Photo 1). Continue reading