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Dwarf Mistletoes

Author: 
Olsen, Mary W.
Young, Deborah
Publication Date: 
January 2011
Publication Number: 
AZ1309
Pages: 
3 pp.
Abstract or Description: 
Originally published: 2003
Dwarf mistletoes are parasitic flowering plants that grow within host plants for about two years before producing characteristic yellow to orange or green to brown leafless aerial shoots on the outside of infected host tissue. They occur only on conifers in the pine family in Arizona and are usually host specific. This article gives information about the disease cycle, the symptoms and prevention and control methods for dwarf mistletoes.
Language: 
English
Publisher: 
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Contributor: 
Plant Pathology
Relation: 
University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Publication AZ1309
Keyword: 
mistletoe
parasitic plants
pine trees
Type: 
Text
Subject Category: 
Insects and Pest Management
Natural Resources and Environment
Plant Diseases
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