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    Summer diseases in pome fruit

    Photo source: Iowa State University Extension JAMESVILLE, N.Y. – With all of the rain and wet weather we are receiving this year, you should be on the lookout for summer diseases in your orchard now. Sooty blotch (Peltaster fructicola, Geastrumia polystigmatus, Leptodontium elatus) and flyspeck (Schizothyrium pomi) are the two most common “summer” diseases of apples and pears, commonly seen in late summer and fall. You will often find these diseases occur together due to their…

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