Causes, symptoms and effects:
Caused by fungus Colletotrichum spp
The disease attacks mainly on branches and fruits:
- On branches: Small, dark brown, slightly concave, spreading lesions dry the upper branches.
- On the fruit: The first disease on the fruit stem, spreads throughout the peel, deeply penetrates the kernel, causing the fruit to dry black and fall prematurely.
The disease causes severe damage in the rainy season when the coffee fruit is mature.