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June bearing strawberries– Leaf diseases such as powdery mildew, angular leaf spot, leaf scorch and common leaf spot often build up in August and September. A second fungicide can be applied now to susceptible varieties to keep these diseases in check. If angular leaf spot is the problem, choose Tivano or Copper 53 W.
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Posted in Apples, Berries, Grapes, Insects and Diseases, New Products, nutrients, soil, sour rot, Tender Fruit, Weed Management
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The fall rains have initiated sour rot breakdown of thin-skinned varieties. As berries swell, they start to pull away from the rachis or become squeezed by their neighbours and split, allowing the acetic acid bacteria and yeast to grow and wreak havoc on the crop. Add wasps to the mix, with mouthparts capable of puncturing berry skins to extract the sweet insides. To confound the problem, vinegar flies can transmit the bacteria and yeast from infected berries whether they are on the vine or on the ground in the vineyard.
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Originally posted on ONvegetables:
Hannah Fraser, Entomologist – Horticulture, OMAFRA – Guelph Vegetable and fruit growers should be on the look-out for signs of stink bugs in their fields and orchards. In the last few weeks, we have visited apple…