Hickory Diseases

Informational table showing disease name, symptoms, pathogen/cause, and management of Hickory diseases.
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Updated: August 14, 2017

Hickory Diseases
DiseaseSymptomsPathogen/CauseManagement
Leaf spotIrregular, reddish-brown spots on the upper leaf surface form while brown spots occur on the lower leaf surface. In severe cases, leaves may fall prematurely.Gnomonia caryaeNo control is recommended since the disease occurs late in the season and little damage results. However, raking and destroying leaves in the fall can reduce the amount of inoculum near the trees.
Microstoma, downy, or white leaf spotPale yellow spots of various sizes are observed on the upper side of the leaf. The lower side of the leaf spot appears white or powdery. In severe cases, a witches'-brooming occurs on branch tips (= large numbers of twigs).Microstoma juglandisNo control is recommended. White, bur, shingle, overcup or post oaks are also susceptible.


Microstoma, downy, or white leaf spot.