Peach scab - Knowledgebase Question

derry, Ne
Question by rldombroski
March 12, 2010
I have a peach tree that seems to get

Answer from NGA
March 12, 2010


If peach scab is present, prune the peach tree to increase airflow throughout the branches of the tree. Peach scab is a fungal disease affects the fruit by making the skin of the fruit harder to remove from the flesh, and causing brown spots on the infected fruit--but the fruit will typically still be edible and able to be harvested. You can spray your tree with a lime/sulfur mixture (Bonide, for instance) at regular intervals to control the disease. Follow label directions. Lime/sulfur is generally accepted by organic growers but the decision is yours. Perhaps simply pruning the tree to allow better air circulation will keep the disease from attacking.

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