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Pomegranate (Anar) plants can be affected by several diseases, just like any other fruit-bearing plants. The specific diseases that can impact pomegranate plants may vary depending on the region, climate, and growing conditions. Here are some common diseases that can affect pomegranate plants.

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Fungal Diseases

  • Anthracnose: This fungal disease can cause dark, sunken lesions on the fruit, leaves, and stems.
  • Botrytis Fruit Rot: Also known as gray mold, this fungus can affect the fruit, causing rot and decay.
  • Alternaria Leaf Spot: A fungal disease that leads to brown spots with a yellow halo on leaves.
  • Powdery Mildew: A fungal disease that appears as a white, powdery substance on leaves and fruit.

Bacterial Diseases

  • Bacterial Blight: This bacterial disease can cause water-soaked lesions on leaves and fruit.

Viral Diseases

  • Pomegranate Yellow Mottle Virus: A viral disease that can result in yellowing and mottling of leaves.

Nematode Damage: Root-knot nematodes can harm the root system, leading to stunted growth and reduced fruit production.

Pest Infestations: While not diseases, various pests can damage pomegranate plants, including aphids, mealybugs, and scale insects.

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