Disease

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.

Fight blackspot, leaf curl & blossom blight with new Grochem Dodine

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  Grochem Australia will be introducing Grochem Dodine into the market this year.

Now easier to send Vic apples & pears to WA

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An operational procedure: Drench or Immersion Treatment for Quarantine (PS-40) written by the WA Government stated that only certain chemicals could be used by Victorian apple and pear growers wishing to send produce to WA.

Black spot & its management (part2)

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In order to make decisions on spraying and giving priority to different blocks of fruit, it is very important to check spray history for each block and consider the kick back period for fungicides. A variety of fungicide sprays with differing modes of action are available for this disease. When…

Diseases under control in challenging season

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Disease has been kept under control at the Geoffrey Thompson Orchards in the Shepparton and Harcourt regions of Victoria in a challenging season of very wet, spring conditions.General Manager, Brent Reeve, said the company had 730 hectares of apples and pears covering both regions and were committed to producing a…

Effective new option for alternaria

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When Luna® Sensation was registered mid-season last year, James Gaffney of Bon View Orchards in Officer didn’t hesitate to add it to his spray program.

Black Spot watch through spring

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Apple and pear growers in Australia need to be on their guard over the coming months as any increased rainfall and humidity could heighten the risk of Black Spot (apple scab and pear scab) infection.

Black spot & its management

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One of the most important diseases of apples and pears is Black Spot caused by fungi Venturia inaequalis (apple) or Venturia pirina (pear).

Dragon—unique Alternaria control for apples

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Australian R&D and a close association with growers and industry has enabled Australian company Crop Care to register a unique use for the high quality dithianon fungicide, Dragon 700WG—protection for apples from Alternaria.

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