Pacific Pests, Pathogens & Weeds - Mini Fact Sheet Edition
Okra bumps & distortions (432)
- Widespread. Asia, North America, Oceania. In Fiji.
- Cause unknown. A cosmetic problem but increasingly affecting sales.
- Irregular bumps or ridges up to 12 mm long, 2-3 mm wide, sometimes in lines parallel to length of the fruit, whitish to green, occasionally aging with brownish centres. Severe cases show distortions. Internally, seeds and other parts appear healthy
- Suggested causes: i) stink bug feeding; ii) nutrient deficiency, possibly boron; iii) virus, possibly Okra yellow vein virus.
- Cultural control: none recommended as no proven cause.
Okra bumps and ridges.
AUTHOR Grahame Jackson & Mani Mua
Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project HORT/2016/185: Responding to emerging pest and disease threats to horticulture in the Pacific islands, implemented by the University of Queensland and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.
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