May 5, 2015
We have run the Maryblyt model for the UVM Hort Farm in South Burlington and, as I had predicted this morning, conditions for infection will occur this weekend if blossoms are open. We may not have flowers showing by this weekend, but growers are advised to be diligent in preventing infection.
This week’s edition of Scaffolds from the Cornell Fruit team has a very good, thorough set of recommendations for managing the disease: http://www.scaffolds.entomology.cornell.edu/2015/SCAFFOLDS%205-4-15.pdf
Good luck with it. As an aside, any comments on blossom stages at your site in Vermont would be helkpful to me in the next couple of weeks.