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Protect Malus and Pyrus Now

Fireblight (apple, pear, see above) and Apple Scab (apple) diseases are normally reproducing and spreading this time of year.  This week we are more concerned about Apple Scab.  The cool weather has really reduced the activity of fireblight bacteria and so the risk of fireblight is looking low again this week.    

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Protect Malus Against Apple Scab

Fireblight (apple, pear, see above) and Apple Scab (apple) diseases are normally reproducing and spreading this time of year.  This week we are more concerned about Apple Scab.  The cool weather has really reduced the activity of fireblight bacteria and so the risk of fireblight is looking low again this week.    

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Protect Malus Against Apple Scab

Fireblight (apple, pear, see above) and Apple Scab (apple) diseases are normally reproducing and spreading this time of year.  This week we are more concerned about Apple Scab.  The cool weather has really reduced the activity of fireblight bacteria and so the risk of … Continue reading

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REMOVE & DESTROY Cankered-Looking Deadwood

                                                   While woody plants are still dormant and bark is very visible, its a great time … Continue reading

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Continue to Protect Against Fireblight and Apple Scab

Now is the time that Fireblight (apple, pear, see above) and Apple Scab (apple) diseases are spreading to new, emerging growth in the nursery.  

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Managing a Few Diseases on Ornamentals

 Remember all that Fireblight (1st photo) and Apple scab (2nd photo) we had the last couple of years on apple, crabapple and pear?  Now is the time to start fighting back.

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Avoid Extensive Pruning of Apple and Pear

With the warm, wet conditions we’ve had in southern Ontario so far this spring, Fireblight has been running rampant on apple and pear.  Symptoms appear as branch tip wilting, stems crooking, leaves turning dark brown and persisting on the tree….

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