Submitted to: Extension Publications
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: October 1, 2006
Publication Date: October 1, 2006
Citation: Keith, L.M., Ko, W., Sato, D.M. 2006. Identification Guide for Diseases of Tea (Camellia sinensis). Extension Publications. PD-33. Available: http://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/oc/freepubs/pdf/SCM-14.pdf
The purpose of this guide on diseases associated with tea (Camellia sinensis) is to assist with p;roblem identification and raise awareness of serious plant disease pathogens not yet present in Hawaii. Blister bligtht, horse-hair blight, and twig dieback/stem canker are very destructive diseases found in major tea-producing regions, but they are not known to occur in Hawaii. It is important to prevent such diseases from entering the state because they are very difficult to eradicate or even to manage once established.