Dragon Fruit (Pitaya)
farmers from countries like Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand and even Australia are facing serious Dragon Fruit Rotting
Diseases. Those affected plants will not only halt the plant growth but it will reduce blossoming activities. It
will affect the owner's profit in the long run. Rotting Diseases consists of different types of germs and bacteria.
Some of the visible rotting diseases are rotting stem and anthracnose.
Often, Pitaya Farmers will face Rotting Stem, such of the various
causes are such as Xanthomonas Campestris, Fusarium Oxysporium and etc. It will infect the plants from injured
parts especially the stem which are usually the scar or damage by insects or from an infection. The tissues will
became yellowish after the infection and then start to smell like rotten tissues. If
no appropriate action taken properly, the stem will be completely
This disease is very common in most south east countries due to the
humidity and the frequent rainy day. The rain will bring in more bacteria and germs which allows this disease
to become active. The disease not only develops on the vines but also on the fruit itself. The infected plant will
have red brownish spots on vines, stem and fruit. Most of the time, the disease will disfigured the leaf, fruits,
bark, stem and eventually leads to rot.