Tag Archives: Disease Management

Cherry Growers Must Use Disease Management Strategies When it Comes to SWD

Click on the link below to read this article from the Growing Produce website: Researcher: Cherry Growers Must Use Disease Management Strategies When it Comes to SWD

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Secondary Blossoms Are a Fire Blight Risk

Michael Celetti, Plant Pathologist – Horticulture Crops, OMAFRA Many apple growing regions are reporting a prolonged period of secondary or ‘rat tail’ blossoms this year. Trees with late secondary blossoms (Figure 1) are at risk of becoming infected with the … Continue reading

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Apple Disease Management: Part 4 – Biofungicides

While biofungicide products are used most widely by organic producers, they can be a useful tool for conventional growers as well. Advantages of using these tools in conventional disease management could include: lower potential for pest resistance provide protection during … Continue reading

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Apple Disease Management: Part 3 – Summer to Harvest

The following is a continuation in the Apple Disease Management series. Refer to earlier posts Part 1 – Early Season (Green Tip to Tight Cluster) and Part 2 – Tight Cluster to Petal Fall for more information. Apple Scab With … Continue reading

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Apple Disease Management: Part 2 – Tight Cluster to Petal Fall

Tight cluster to petal fall can get quite complicated for disease management with 1) rapid growth occurring during a critical infection period, 2) more diseases to deal with (scab, mildew, fire blight, rust), 3) resistance management to consider, 4) keeping … Continue reading

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Apple Disease Management: Part One – Early Season (Green Tip to Tight Cluster)

With the very spring-like temperatures, apple buds are moving along quickly. Most areas of the province are seeing green tip in earlier varieties, while some regions are already at ½” green. If protectant fungicides haven’t gone on yet, now would … Continue reading

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Stone Fruit Disease Management through the Growing Season

The table below shows the critical periods for controlling diseases (++).  In orchards with very susceptible varieties, a history of disease, or optimum disease conditions, treatment should be extended to (+) timings.

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