11th Monilinia Update for Nova Scotia

Friday, May 31, 2019

We saw our first open cups on May 3rd, from a naturally occurring population of mummy berries in central Cumberland county, not a monitoring site. So Monilinia has been leasing spores, in most areas of mainland Nova Scotia, for close to 4 weeks now.  Peak spore release has long since past in most regions with the exception of very late fields in Cape Breton

Controls for Monilinia from this point forward are unlikely to give you an economic return in most areas of Mainland Nova Scotia. Disease risk is decreasing.

Focus should now be turned to bloom time diseases like Botrytis.

As bloom progresses, I will update on Botrytis risk.

The next update will be on Tuesday, June 4th.