Postharvest prune rust does not lower French prune yield
AuthorsBeth L. Teviotdale
Dennis M. Harper
Themis J. Michailides
G. Steven Sibbett
Authors AffiliationsB.L. Teviotdale is Extension Plant Pathologist, UC Davis, stationed at Kearney Agricultural Center, Parlier; D.M. Harper was Staff Research Associate, UC Davis, stationed at Kearney Agricultural Center, Parlier; T.J. Michailides is Associate Professor, UC Davis, stationed at Kearney Agricultural Center, Parlier; G.S. Sibbett is Farm Advisor, Tulare County Cooperative Extension.
Hilgardia 49(1):23-26. DOI:10.3733/ca.v049n01p23. January 1995.
Yields and fruit quality of French prune trees in Tulare and Yuba counties were not improved by controlling late-season prune rust with mancozeb or sulfur over a 3-year period. Accelerated postharvest leaf loss induced by disease did not appear to cause a decline in yields in the following year. In a comparison of mancozeb 80W and sulfur 92W for control of prune rust, mancozeb provided superior control.
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