Fruit Tree-Peach - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by stamps12
April 30, 2007
I am a first time fruit grower. I have a peach tree the I planted last Fall. I am noticing some white dots on some of my leaves, what is the white spots? and how do I get rid of them. I am also noticing little green peaches arriving, I am very excited any tips on keeping bugs from my tree?

Answer from NGA
April 30, 2007
Without actually seeing the symptoms, it's difficult for me to diagnose the problem. It could be nectarine pox. Nectarine pox is a widespread disorder. The symptoms initially are observed about 40 days after bloom as a pale white or light-colored circular spot. The area can be a raised protuberance or wart, and are sometimes clustered together into an irregular, rough outgrowth. This has also been confused with scab, spot or other diseases.

Nectarine pox may be a nutritional or hormonal imbalance, such as excessive levels of nitrogen, potassium or magnesium and can result in reduced yields.

Why not take a sample of affected leaves to your local cooperative extension office or nursery professional for a positive diagnosis and suggested control measures?

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