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This Week in the Plant & Pest Advisory: 12-11-2012

Plant & Pest Advisory - Fruit Edition (printable pdf)
  • African Fig Fly
  • Cultural Control of Apple Scab
  • Mid Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention and Trade Show: Rutgers Faculty Speakers; Wine Grape Program; Fresh Apple Cider Contest

Cultural Control of Apple Scab

-Win Cowgill
For growers that have had trouble with apple scab there are two things that you can do now to prevent disease pressure next spring: mowing and spraying urea on the ground on the falling leaves.
Two fact sheets outline the details and are worth review:
Reducing Apple Scab Risks and Saving Scab Sprays (UMass)
Reduction of overwintering inoculum in orchards with apple scab (MSU)