An Egyptian newspaper said that a disease called “black soot” struck the agricultural crops of mangoes and destroyed 80% of Ismailia’s production of this widespread fruit.
Today, Monday, Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper reported that Representative Amal Rizkallah, a member of the House of Representatives, submitted a request for a briefing regarding the black soot disease that affected the mango crop, and the representative said in a statement that there were many complaints from mango growers about the threat of the “black soot” disease. This year, due to the danger this disease poses to and spoil it. Moreover, the mango crop, especially in Ismailia governorate, suffered losses of 80% in the production of the mango crop.
The representative added that the mango crop, which is the main source for farmers, especially in Ismailia governorate, is being destroyed due to the black soot disease, a disease that affects trees, resulting from the spread of aphids, an insect that leaves a sticky, musty liquid that clogs the pores of the leaves and prevents the process of photosynthesis and thus affects the process of photosynthesis. Fruiting and crop productivity, and the disease destroys the tree and its flowers, until the flowering rate of mango butter reached 0% in some gardens.
The representative emphasized that this is not the first time, as the mango crop has been suffering for nearly three years from a severe collapse due to the black fly disease. The loss of the crop in addition to the high costs of fertilizers, electricity, labor and pesticides all illustrate the extent of the loss that the farmer is currently incurring while cultivating mangoes.
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