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on infected stems and branches. The most serious consequence of scab is reduced vigour of the trees caused by early leaf fall. This may limit the crop of fruit. The disease also causes scabs on the skins of fruit, although they are still edible. A preventative
and the taste doesn't suffer. The spots can be easily scraped off.A plethora of sooty, greenish or brown spots all over the fruit, which usually appear during cold, wet seasons, and particularly on shady parts of the tree.Good garden hygiene eases many fungal
) to make sure the disease doesn't survive there over winter. Cut away and destroy any mummified fruits you might have missed during harvesting which have survived into the winter.There is no specific remedy for brown rot, but eliminating apple scab, which
featuring myclobutanil during spring and summer will help control the spread of the disease. Bordeaux mixture can also be applied after fruit harvest and during leaf fall.apples, pears, rowan, beech, ash, other broad-leaved treesspring, summer, autumn
Clematis wilt is caused by a fungus that enters the plant through a wound made by an insect or an abrasion, such as rubbing from a plant tie. It's spread by water splash, and blocks the uptake of water in the stems, causing instant collapse. Infected foliage must be disposed of i...
Just as your fruits are beginning to ripen, grey mould (a fungus called botrytis) can ruin them. Small brown spots form on the skin, then spread over the whole fruit, turning it soft and brown. As the fruit deteriorates, a fuzzy grey layer of mould develops. The spores produced b...
pull them out if they appear in the garden. Every two weeks from early spring onwards spray plants with a systemic action fungicide.hollyhocks, mallowall year roundCommon fungal problems affecting plantsIris leaf spotRose blackspotRose rustTulip fire
kill a plant. Since there are separate fungal species that affect different plants, an attack on your curcubits won't lead to a garden epidemic. Powdery mildew and powdery mildew on roses are similar problems, with similar solutions.The first sign
Airborne fungal spores land on buds to infest newly-emerging leaves in spring. The fungus feeds on the young leaves and affects their development so that they become distorted. The smaller leaf size makes them less efficient at making food
with myclobutanil or sulphur. Always check the label first if you're using these products on edible crops.shrubssummerMore common fungal infections Gooseberry mildewTomato leaf mouldMildew on cucurbitsGrey mould on soft fruits