Pink disease of Eucalyptus in India



Large scale mortality of Encalyptus tereticornis and E. grandis caused by Corticium salmonicolor in high rainfall locations in India is reported. Symptoms, incidence and epidemiology of the disease and pathogenicity of the fungus are worked out. Suitable alternative species based on performance and field resistance to the discase have been selected. Possibilities of fungicidal control of the disease are explored.