Rhizospaera Needle Cast

Rhizosphaera Needle Cast

Rhizospaera Needle Cast is a fungal disease most commonly seen in Spruce. Other conifers such as pines and firs can also get the disease. Infection usually starts on the lower branches of the tree and progresses upward. After infection, needles turn yellow late in the summer. During the following winter or early spring the needles then turn anywhere from brown to a brownish purple color before beginning to drop.