Identification

Author

Wilcox WF

Title

Sooty Blotch and Fly Speck

Year

1995

Publication type

Web page

Publication method

Internet

Created

2015-07-29 20:48:30.775903+00:00

Modified

2016-07-06 19:37:31.797267+00:00

Details

Publisher

New York State IPM Program

School

Cornell University

Access

Language

English

URL https://ecommons.cornell.edu/handle/1813/43129
Accessed

2016-07-06

Extended information

Abstract

Sooty blotch and fly speck are the two most common “summer diseases” of apples in the Northeast; they are also problems on pears. Although caused by two different organisms, the diseases often occur together since both are confined to the fruit surface and are favored by similar environmental and horticultural conditions. Disease incidence and severity can be highly variable among production regions, growing seasons, and even individual orchards. Economic losses result primarily from the diminished appearance and commercial quality of infected fruit.