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.
The updated Penn State Extension Spray Record-Keeping Spreadsheet for apples, pears, peaches, and cherries is now available from Penn State Extension.
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.
This Penn State Extension publication, in Spanish and English, is designed for use by orchard employees - often the first individuals to detect a new occurrence of a fruit disease or insect pest.
Consider applying dormant sprays soon to manage fungal and bacterial diseases this season.
The Penn State Extension Tree Fruit team has created new videos for Spanish speaking fruit growers.