Fruit and Crop Report

March 16, 2023

Phillip Carnely, Area Horticulture Agent

So far, the drier weather has been nice for berry growers here in the Midlands. Botrytis is starting to flare with the cool, moist mornings. Switch or any of the group 7 and 11 fungicides work well and will also help control the threat of anthracnose if your berry patch has a history with that pathogen. The only downside, these chemicals tend to be more expensive. Gnomonia symptoms are rapidly in decline, as plants mortality from Neopestalotiopsis. Plant size was observed to have been adversely affected by early sanitation of infected leaves in Camarosa. 

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