Disease

Winter orchard hygiene key to reducing disease

Powdery mildew outbreaks are most likely to occur in spring and early summer and again in autumn if new growth occurs. Rust is favoured by warm weather with periods of rain and heavy dews.

Grochem—changing the face of Myclobutanil

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Grochem Australia is proud to introduce the first unique WG formulation of Myclobutanil.

Beat blossom blast, leaf spotting & bacterial canker

Bacterial blossom blast & leaf spotting—Pseudomonas syringae pv syringae (Pss) occurs naturally on a wide range of plant species.

Pre-emptive strike against woolly aphid & apple/pear scab

For apple or pear scab to occur, the leaves or fruit must remain wet over a long enough period to allow germination of the fungal spores that cause the disease.

Crown gall—only one chance in 15 years to control this disease

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One chance in 15 years because it's only at planting that crown gall can be controlled.

Effects of fungicidal compounds on phytophagous mites

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Fungicides, herbicides and insecticides are all pesticides used in plant protection.

Keep Phytophthora out of your orchard (part 3)

Collar rot and crown rot of apple trees, and trunk rot of stone-fruit trees (but rarely pear trees) are caused by the fungus Phytophthora. They are among the most serious soil-borne diseases in the world. Diseased trees are mostly found where soil type, topography, climate, and/or irrigation have contributed to…

Keep Phytophthora out of your orchard (part 2)

Phytophthora trunk rot most often attacks peach and apricot trees, but sometimes also nectarine, plum and cherry trees.

Keep Phytophthora out of your orchard

Collar rot and crown rot of apple trees, and trunk rot of stone-fruit trees (but rarely pear trees) are caused by the fungus Phytophthora.

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