5th Monilinia Update for Nova Scotia

Friday, May 10, 2019

We are fully expecting an infection period Friday evening into Saturday with 10-15 mm expected.  There is also another forecasted weather event coming on Tuesday.

Many traditionally early fields in central NS are approaching or are at the 40-50% F2 stage and control measure should be considered.

This stem taken from a field in Mt. Thom this afternoon, has five fruit buds all at or beyond the F2 stage.  This field had 40% of it's buds at the F2 stage. In a normal year is considered at later field.

We are still seeing field development that does not make sense according to traditional field development progression.  Winter damaged fields are still lagging behind traditionally later fields.

Here are a list of reporting sites from this week.

Musquodoboit - 55% F2

Mt. Thom - 40% F2

Oxford - 33-63% F2

Williamsdale - 25-52% F2

Farmington - 15-22% F2

Pigeon Hill - 14.9-25% F2

Advocate - 3% F2

Parrsboro Airport - 15% F2

The next update will be late in the day on Tuesday, May 14th.