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Apple diseases, insects to watch for this season

Apple petal fall

NORTHEAST: It’s hard to believe, but we made it through another spring season. In central New York, we had cold and wet weather that I never thought would end and that brought seven scab infections in my area alone.

Now that the weather has warmed up and petal fall is behind us, there are a few things we should be thinking about:

  • Secondary scab and other summer diseases
  • Internal leps
  • Chewing and sucking pests

I’ve not had to worry much about oblique banded leafrollers over the past two years, but plum curculio and apple maggot seem to be showing up in larger numbers. One pest to watch for in particular is brown marmorated stink bug. There were a few sightings in the area last fall and I expect to see more this year.

I hope all goes according to plan with everyone else. Contact your local Syngenta agronomic service representative or extension expert for recommendations.

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Reporting from Jamesville, NY

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