Brown Felt Blight and Sooty Molds

Needle Diseases

Brown Felt Blight - Neopeckia and Herpotrichia

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Brown felt blight is a snow mold. It produces brown felt-like mycelium on needles covered with snow. This disease can often be found at high elevation sites where snow covers branches and trees.

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Brown felt blight on needles producing perithecia. Two genera, Neopeckia and Herpotrichia, can be found on pines and fir.


Sooty Molds

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Sooty molds are dark colored fungi that grow on aphid exudates.