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Cytosporina dieback of apricot


Harley English
H. J. O'reilly
L. B. Mcnelly
J. E. Devay
A. D. Rizzi

Authors Affiliations

Harley English is Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, University of California, Davis; H. J. O'Reilly is Extension Plant Pathologist, Davis; L. B. McNelly is Farm Advisor, Santa Clara County; J. E. DeVay is Associate Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, U. C., Davis; A. D. Rizzi is Extension Pomologist, U. C., Davis.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 17(2):2-4. DOI:10.3733/ca.v017n02p2. February 1963.

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Since about 1957 increasing numbers of apricot trees in coastal and central California counties have suffered from a limb dieback disorder that, until recently, was confused with the bacterial canker disease. This disease is now known to be caused by a fungus called Cytosporina, or in the sexual stage, Eutypa armeniacae, that had been previously reported as causing a serious limb dieback disease of apricots in Australia.

English H, O'reilly H, Mcnelly L, Devay J, Rizzi A. 1963. Cytosporina dieback of apricot. Hilgardia 17(2):2-4. DOI:10.3733/ca.v017n02p2
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