- a disease of plants characterized by restricted, discolored lesions, caused by a fungus.
Origin of anthracnose
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A few sorts rather commonly grown in home vineyards, as Diamond, Brighton and Agawam, suffer most from anthracnose.
The vines are resistant to mildew, black-rot, and anthracnose and are strong, vigorous growers.
“Boll rot,” or “Anthracnose,” is a disease which may at times be sufficiently serious to destroy from 10 to 50% of the crop.
The leaves would dry up and the berries become small and crumbly when affected by anthracnose.
The gray bark disease and anthracnose, also snowy tree cricket and red-necked cane borer, are controlled in this way.
- any of several fungus diseases of plants and trees, such as vines and beans, characterized by oval dark depressed spots on the fruit and elsewhere
C19: from French, from Greek anthrax coal, carbuncle + nosos disease
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