7th Monilinia update for Nova Scotia - May 12th, 2017

Friday, May 12, 2017

It looks like Nova Scotia will finally get a break in the weather with Sunny conditions forecasted from mid day on Friday through Sunday evening.

With very few exceptions all areas in Mainland Nova Scotia are at or beyond the critical 40% F2 stage.  We are seeing active cups in many of our monitoring plots across the region.

If you have not treated for Monilinia yet, infection risk is still high and strong consideration should be given to making an application, particularly in late developing fields.

Most areas would have had an infection period over the last couple of days, even though it was cold. It also looks like an upcoming infection period for Sunday night into Monday.  Late developing fields and eastern Nova Scotia should be on notice for upcoming wet periods.

It has been a very challenging year to time the applications and get adequate coverage.  Wet conditions and warmer temperatures have lead to high infection risk.  If an infection had occurred on your field last weekend, you should start seeing symptoms around Victoria day.

The next update will be on Monday, May 15, 2017 in the late afternoon.