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Diseases and pests of moringa: a mini review.

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The multipurpose uses of moringa - as medicinal plant, its antimicrobial activities, being a source of nutrition for human food and animal feed and other environmental, industrial uses - make this crop very important. Cultivation of Moringa oleifera is spreading across the world under different climatic conditions that may expose the plants to different pests and diseases. The present paper highlights the status of pests and diseases of moringa. Moringa plants suffer from fruit rots, stem rots, root rot, twig canker, etc. Major pests include pod fly, budworm, hairy caterpillars, red mites, etc.