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Fruit Tree Disease Prevention

 

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Fruit Tree Disease Prevention


If you have some pitted fruit trees, such as plums, peaches, or cherries, you are probably aware that they are much more vulnerable to disease than other forms of trees. Although the fruits are wonderful, living with all of the diseases that can afflict someone who has ever grown one of those varieties of fruit trees can be difficult.

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Brown Rot

The most common disease you'll learn of is called "Brown Rot." This is a fungus that grows on many of the fruits that are left over after the picking season has ended. It not only looks revolting on stale fruits, but it can also spread to newer fruits, making them inedible (unless you enjoy eating fungus). 

To avoid this ailment, prune the trees often to promote proper air circulation. Brown rot is mainly caused by moisture buildup. Also, after you've finished picking for the season, get rid of any residual fruits in the tree or on the ground.

On tree branches, a CytoSport canker is a hideous black, soft patch. A broad callus, as well as gum, protrudes through the bark. The pathogen that triggers these cankers normally reaches the tree from wounds that have been there for a long time. Cankers would have a tougher time making themselves known inside your tree if you prune any of the late summer sprouts.

Enable the wounds to heal spontaneously rather than using wound dressings available at gardening shops while pruning. These, I've discovered, normally don't help in any case and just tend to make the tree appear unnatural.

Those who plant plum trees can experience a problem known as Black Knot. Rough tumors or growths can be seen on the tree's roots as a symptom of black not. When you see one of these, sever the branch it's connected to as quickly as possible. If you normally use branches for mulch, don't use them for this one. If the tree is within a certain radius, the disease will quickly re-enter the tree.

Cherry Leaf Spot

The "Cherry Leaf Spot" has affected almost everyone who has ever cared for a cherry tree. It normally manifests itself when there are a lot of old dead leaves on the fields. It is relatively simple to prevent this disease. All you have to do is rake up all of the leaves that fell off your tree daily. If you've already noticed symptoms of the illness, don't wait any longer. All of your raked leaves should be disposed of. If they aren't, they can be used as mulch.

When your fruits are mature and ready to select, you can still finish picking them within two weeks. It's better to go outdoors every day to gather all of the fresh ripe fruits, as well as those that have fallen off the tree or are beginning to rot. By doing so, you'll save bees and wasps from being too reliant on your tree for food.

Fruit tree farmers must deal with diseases and rodents daily. However, most of them can be avoided if you take the required precautions. You should also keep an eye out for any illnesses that have been hitting the neighborhood and aim to avoid them.

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