Monthly Archives: June 2012

Black Vine Weevil (Otiorhynchus sulcatus) control

The following is an abridged version taken from http://www.dejex.co.uk with the Vine Weevil Life Cycle imageĀ  taken from www.scottsprofessional.co.uk/files/tLXLwyPY6K.pdf. Also the images of adult and larvae have come from http://www.dragonfli.co.uk/info/vine-weevil-escalation Another good source of reading can be found at http://www.rhododendron.org/v57n4p219.htm … Continue reading

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Fire blight bacterium (Erwina amylovora)

The european fire blight control agent called Blossom Protect. It works by applying a living bacterium that is specifically antagonistic to fire blight growth, Bacillus subtilis, strain BD170, directly to flower buds and through blossoming at specific intervals. It is … Continue reading

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Peach Leaf Curl (Taphrina deformans)

This year peach leaf curl has been devastating. Virtually affecting all of my peaches, nectarines, but not to any great extent on my almonds or apricots. Even the varieties that are supposedly resistant have been affected. The fungus spores that … Continue reading

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London Sugar Pear variety

London Sugar Pear variety. Fruit Description – Fruit small size 5cm diameter. Skin, pale green, becoming yellow when ripe, with a brownish tinge when fully exposed to the sun. Falls from tree when ripe. Very early ripening, typically 12th July … Continue reading

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