This disease affects fruit trees, mainly apple, pear and plum trees.
Brown rot (Monilinia fructigena and laxa) is a fungus infection
that enters the fruit through wounds made by wasps, caterpillars
and birds. The symptoms are rotting and browning of the entire
fruit. The fruit becomes soft and grey spots of fungus grow on
the browned fruit. Eventually the fruit will shrivel and fall off.
to Treat Brown Rot
The disease is spread by contact, so all infected fruit, whether
on the tree or on the ground should be removed and burnt as soon
as possible. If the disease has reached fruit in storage, these
should also be removed and burnt and the storage area thoroughly
cleaned, preferably disinfected. Annual cleaning of the storage
area with soda and warm water is a good preventative measure.
the soil and grass around the tree clean, remove leaves and
other debris regularly. No chemicals are currently available to treat Brown Rot.
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