Lack of fungal diseases on trees and top fruit

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Lack of fungal diseases on trees and top fruit

Postby PLUMPUDDING » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:38 am

The dry summer has made a marked difference to fungal diseases on plants in general. There is no apple scab this year and the quince tree that usually suffers badly has kept it's leaves and produced a bucketfull of fruit.

It goes to show how our usual damp weather affects our crops especially if we don't use anti fungal sprays.
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Re: Lack of fungal diseases on trees and top fruit

Postby tigerburnie » Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:00 am

I am scab free this year too(though I did spray before the flowers buds opened).
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Re: Lack of fungal diseases on trees and top fruit

Postby Primrose » Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:31 am

And we usually get a variety of funghi growing in our lawn and verge at this time of year but apart from one solitary item which looks very much like a mushroom but I'm not going to risk trying to eat it, we've seen nothing so far this autumn. I think our local nature reserve who run a series of Funghi identification walks may not have much in the way of specimens this year.
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Re: Lack of fungal diseases on trees and top fruit

Postby tigerburnie » Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:49 pm

Our woods and fields are full of fungi at the moment after the first rains in a long time
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Lots of Fly Agaric in the woods.
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Re: Lack of fungal diseases on trees and top fruit

Postby Geoff » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:31 pm

Never seen a plain one like that, ours look like the ones you see with garden gnomes.

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Re: Lack of fungal diseases on trees and top fruit

Postby tigerburnie » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:47 pm

That's a fresh one Goeff, before the mantle splits and shrivels into the familiar white bumps, which then dry and fall off.
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Re: Lack of fungal diseases on trees and top fruit

Postby Diane » Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:35 am

We have a whole tribe of little white mushrooms growing all along the edge of a length of that wood roll stuff, used to keep the border edges tidy. Methinks they are devouring it underground and we'll have to replace it all next year. However, the tomatoes didn't get blight.
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Re: Lack of fungal diseases on trees and top fruit

Postby oldherbaceous » Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:05 am

Honey Fungus seems to be rampant this year....now that's not good.
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Re: Lack of fungal diseases on trees and top fruit

Postby PLUMPUDDING » Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:14 pm

Our woods are full of Fly Agaric and lots of other interesting kinds so the mild weather after a bit of rain seems to have brought them out.

Glad the dry summer has lasted long enough to discourage the airborne fungal infections.
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Re: Lack of fungal diseases on trees and top fruit

Postby oldherbaceous » Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:00 pm

How right you are, Plumpudding, could blight be a thing of the past....well maybe that is being a little hopeful but, maybe it wll be back to a weaker strain, as it was getting stronger by the year, over the last few years.
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Re: Lack of fungal diseases on trees and top fruit

Postby Westi » Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:38 pm

Tiger what do you spray with? I've got scab & canker on my trees, managed to find a way to treat the canker which is time consuming but has already made a difference so another few years of scrapping & painting I should have even better results. Need something for the scab but nothing came up when I searched Mr A?
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Re: Lack of fungal diseases on trees and top fruit

Postby JohnN » Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:23 pm

Hi Westi, Every other year, once the leaves have gone from my Bramley tree, I spray with Amillotox. I've found it pretty good at keeping the tree free of disease and it's said to be good against honey fungus. It's been a terrific year for apples and also my quince tree. I give the quinces away and await the reciprocal jars of jelly and/or chutney!
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Re: Lack of fungal diseases on trees and top fruit

Postby Westi » Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:31 pm

Cheers John!

The scab is not too bad, but it needs to be controlled now or it will get worse. I've enough do with the canker, it's time consuming scrapping off the bad bits of the bark, but quite rewarding. I'll order some in & a new sprayer for it so ready, never know it may even help get stop of any new canker spores getting right in the bark.
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Re: Lack of fungal diseases on trees and top fruit

Postby Chi’Pasty Ian » Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:35 pm

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Hi all, I just joined today. A complete beginner when it comes to gardening. So please excuse my naivety. I have two apple trees and one pear tree, all about five years old and fruiting in varying proportions each year. My main problems are-
A white furry fungus in clumps on my apple tree and the leaves in places looking very shrivelled.
Brown knobbly clusters where I have cut off largish branches.
That’s on the apple trees.
On the pear tree I get mid summer, small orange and black circles on the leaves. Which I presume are from some pest laying eggs.
I’ve. It used and am very wary of using chemical sprays etc. So any help would be much appreciated. These trees I have moved from pots to being in the ground about three years ago.

Cheers M’dears

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Re: Lack of fungal diseases on trees and top fruit

Postby Westi » Sat Apr 25, 2020 8:40 pm

Hi Ian & welcome to the forum!

I'd love to help but none of my canker or scab look like yours, could be the same of course, but never had the white furry fungus! Hang in there the clever guys on here will be responding very soon!
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