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True Mistletoes

Author: 
Olsen, Mary W.
Young, Deborah
Publication Date: 
January 2011
Publication Number: 
AZ1308
Pages: 
3 pp.
Abstract or Description: 
Originally published: 2003
True mistletoes are parasitic flowering plants with characteristic clumps of growth that are easily visible on the host plant. They reduce the growth of infected hosts, but it usually takes many years for true mistletoe infections to kill a mature tree or shrub. This article gives information about the disease cycle, the symptoms and prevention and control methods for true 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 AZ1308
Keyword: 
mistletoe
plants
host plants
plant diseases
plant pests
mistletoe infection
trees
shrubs
Type: 
Text
Subject Category: 
Insects and Pest Management
Natural Resources and Environment
Plant Diseases