Project Number: 5350-21220-001-10
Start Date: May 01, 2014
End Date: Apr 30, 2016
One of the most common management practices in place for control of bull’s-eye rot is the use of fungicide sprays and postharvest drenches. While some in vitro assays have been conducted to measure the efficacy of select fungicides for control of bull’s-eye rot, large scale field evaluations of available fungicides have yet to be conducted or published. Additionally, it is unknown whether fruit infections occurring early in the growing season can still be controlled with fungicides applied near harvest. Reports of this disease from the Pacific Northwest indicate a gradual increase in fruit infection from year to year, emphasizing the need for reliable management strategies to help control the disease. Fungicide evaluations will be conducted to provide growers with an additional means to combat this disease in the field and after harvest.