5th Monilinia Update for Nova Scotia - May 5th, 2017

Friday, May 5, 2017

Fruit bud development is moving along but we are are still seeing some sporadic places that are developing slowly.  Conditions have been relatively warm for early May and wet conditions early this week have pushed plant development.

Fields that have a history of Monilinia should be monitored very closely.  If fields are beyond 40% F2, strong consideration should be given to treating those fields prior to the wet period this weekend or after the rain over the weekend (Perhaps Monday).  The long term forecast is calling for rainy conditions for most of the next week with temperatures generally above 10 degrees.  These conditions are ideal for monilina infection if the innoculum is in your field.

Below are a list of fields that have reported: Note: individual field development can vary greatly. Growers should look at their fields to determine development stage before making an application decision.

Queens - 69% F2 (Wednesday)
Sable River - 36% F2 (Wednesday)
East Kempt - 50% F2 (Wednesday
Victory - 48% F2 (Wednesday)

Parrsboro - behind Sargent's receiving shed - 37% F2
Parrsboro Airport - 42.8%
Diligent river - 18.7% F2
Portapique - 40% F2
Highland village - 30% F2
Londonderry - 27% F2
East Village - 20% F2
Mt. Thom - 17% F2
Earltown - 7% F2
Tatamagouche mountain - 58% F2
Spiddle Hill - 54% F2

Westchester - 39% F2 (3 nearly mature cups)
Oxford - 66% F2
Rodney - 40% F2 (1 nearly mature cup)
South Hampton - 44% F2
Fenwick - 48% F2

Glenmore - >50% F2
Benvie Hill - > 40% F2

South Hampton (Parrsboro side) - 57% F2
Neuville lake - 42% F2
Canaan Mt. High - 46% F2
Canaan Mt Lower - 44 % F2
Woods Mt. 45% F2

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