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Pine > Needles > Black powdery coating on needles

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Sooty mold

  • Black, brown or gray powdery patches or coating on needles and twigs
  • Forms on honeydew (sticky, shiny secretions) produced by aphids or scale insects
  • Can spread to other plants or plant parts not attacked by these insects
  • More information on Sooty mold

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