Monilinia Blight Forecast Post #6 May 9th

Thursday, May 9, 2024

I have to eat some crow here.  Last night I was predicting that that the apothecia would have dried up and risk of Monilinia Blight was over BUT that is not the case.

I was hopeful given the beautiful day yesterday that the apothecia at the monitoring sites from Waterville to Aylesford would have matured and dried up but they are still very active. 

Rain events like this mornings and forecasted rain represent significant chances for infection and growers should continue to apply a fungicide if they have not in the last 7 days.    

Apothecia checked on May 9