The brown rot of cherries

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The brown rot of cherries
The brown rot of cherries

Moniliosis – a dangerous fungal disease of fruit crops, which affects almost all the trees of our garden – apple, pear, cherry, plum, cherry plum, apricot and peach. It manifested in two forms – in the form of monilial burns on in the form of flowers and fruit rot.

monilia cherries
monilia cherries

Monilial burn the main causes damage to stone fruit, such as cherries, apricots, cherries. Fruit rot – apple, pear, plum and cherry plum.

Danger monilial burn is loss due to necrosis (dying off) fouling of the branches of the tree and the weakening in general, up to his death.

Infection occurs through the flowers. Disputes falling on the pistils, germinate into mycelium and spreading pedicel and further along the twig, causing their extinction. Affected leaves and flowers first fade, turn brown, as if scorched by fire, and remain hanging on the tree. If they are not cut, the fungus inside the branch will continue to spread within it, causing further extinction and simultaneously infecting new branches. In the end, most of branch and trees dies.

Moniliosis
Moniliosis

For the protection of cherries, apricots from monilial burn importantly – do not miss a moment processing. Since the infection occurs only through the flower, the spray should be held in the beginning of flowering phenophases – full bloom, not later.

For security, you can use these fungicides as soon as Horus, Topsin M Topaz. Make sure to remove all the affected monilial burn branches of a tree in garden (cutted branches need to burn) – if you do not, they will become a source of infection for the trees for next year!