Picture of the Week
March 28, 2022
Proactive protection of fruit
Janna Beckerman, Professor and Extension Plant Pathologist, Purdue University
Spring is in the air, and soon, ascospores, basidiospore, and conidia will be as well--Now is the time for disease management! In the Midwest, with our wet springs and summer, diseases are a regular problem (Fig.1), and although cultural controls will reduce disease impact, most fruit crops in Indiana require some sort of management. If you are not sure what to spray or when to spray it, click on either Managing Pest in Home Fruit Plantings or Midwest Fruit Pest Management Guide (Commercial Users) below for more information.