Monilinia Symptoms and Frost

Thursday, May 23, 2013

I was out looking at some fields yesterday and noticed that monilinia symptoms are starting to appear. (seen at very low levels).  There is nothing that can be done now to control these infections. 

I've attached a photo of what leaf infections look like

Also I did see some low level damage from a frost event on Monday.  I have heard of several fields that did have some damage as well.  The damage was seen in early fields and in low lying areas.  The appearance can range from partially brown flower petals to a completely darkened flower.

If you have crop insurance, it is a good idea to check your fields and let crop insurance know if you are seeing any damage.