2005 J.E. Adaskaveg (Etiology & Management of Rind Breakdown of Mandarins)

Etiology and management of rind breakdown of mandarins

Recent reports of preharvest rind decay of mandarins included cases with severe crop losses in some citrus growing areas of California (Butte, Fresno, Tulare, and Kern Co.). The damage generally occurred shortly after rainfalls and was most severe on Satsuma mandarins. Symptoms were more frequently observed on fruit on the outer perimeter of the tree and on the exposed side of the fruit.