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Identification of Early Citrus Black Spot Symptoms (Identificacíon de los Síntomas Iniciales de la Mancha Negra de los Cítricos)

Megan M. Dewdney, J. D. Burrow, and Mark A. Ritenour

This identification sheet was designed to assist packinghouse employees to identify the early yet subtle symptoms of citrus black spot. Proper identification of citrus black spot prevents the rejection of international fruit shipments. This document can be downloaded by clicking the PDF icon in the top left corner.

Esta identificación de hoja fue diseñada para ayudar a los empleados de las compañías de empaque a identificar rápidamente los síntomas sútiles de la mancha negra de los cítricos. La correcta identificación de la mancha negra de los cítricos previene el rechazo de los envois de fruta internacionales.


Publication #PP285

Date: 8/21/2018

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Ritenour, Mark A.

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University of Florida

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About this Publication

This document is PP285, one of a series of the Plant Pathology Department, UF/IFAS Extension. Original publication date July 2011. Revised August 2018. Visit the EDIS website at the currently supported version of this publication.

About the Authors

Megan M. Dewdney, associate professor, Department of Plant Pathology; J. D. Burrow, Extension program manager, UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center; and Mark A. Ritenour, professor, Department of Horticultural Sciences, UF/IFAS Indian River REC; UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL 32611.


  • Jamie Burrow
  • Megan Dewdney