Dormant copper sprays to manage fungal and bacterial diseases are encouraged. Sanitation is critical for limiting fruit rots in the orchard.
Guidelines are described for properly maintaining one’s weather station post season in preparation for the 2018 season.
Growers can get a jump on management for this fall to control fungal and bacterial disease in apples and stone fruit to mitigate problems in the 2018 season.
Conditions may be optimal for several fungal and bacterial pome and stone fruit diseases in July.
Planting green is a practice where cover crop termination is delayed until cash crop planting in order to extend soil health benefits longer into the season.
Conditions are optimal for fire blight, apple scab, and rust infections. Growers are encouraged to keep trees protected. Other diseases for the fruit grower radar are also discussed.
Conditions are favorable for fire blight and apple scab. Additional tools for the fire blight management toolbox are discussed.
Bloom is well underway in parts of PA and MD. Fire blight and scab disease conditions are in full force now. Growers are encouraged to protect trees.
Due to the presence of green tip on early varieties of apples combined with rain and mild temperatures occurring this week, we are in our first apple scab infection period for 2017.