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peer-reviewed research article

Fungicides protect apricot trees against dieback

authors

William J. Moller
David E. Ramos, University of California
W. Harley English
Norman W. Ross
Don Rough
Lonnie C. Hendricks
Ross R. Sanborn

publication information

California Agriculture 31(7):10-11. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v031n07p10. July 1977.

Summary

Benzimidazole fungicides painted onto large pruning wounds protect apricot trees against Eutypa infection? Summer rather than fall pruning also helps prevent high infection rates, because the dieback fungus is spread during rainstorms.

author affiliations

William J. Moller is Plant Pathologist and Pomologist, respectively; David E. Ramos is Plant Pathologist and Pomologist, respectively. Cooperative Extension; W. Harley English is Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, University of California, Davis; Norman W. Ross is U. C. Cooperative Extension Farm Advisors in Stanislaus, San Joaquin, Merced, and Contra Costa counties, respectively. Don Rough is U. C. Cooperative Extension Farm Advisors in Stanislaus, San Joaquin, Merced, and Contra Costa counties, respectively. Lonnie C. Hendricks is U. C. Cooperative Extension Farm Advisors in Stanislaus, San Joaquin, Merced, and Contra Costa counties, respectively. Ross R. Sanborn is U. C. Cooperative Extension Farm Advisors in Stanislaus, San Joaquin, Merced, and Contra Costa counties, respectively.

author notes

Appreciation is expressed to W. Brooks of Westley for his assistance in these studies.