Monilinia infection April 27th to April 28th
There was another infection event in all weather stations fields which are working except in Warren. I suspect most fields with over 30% F2 or higher flower buds did experience conditions for another infection event starting in the afternoon to the evening of April 27th to sometime on April 28th.
If you applied fungicides after April 17th (10 days) or April 20th (7days) then your plants were probably protected during this rain event. Most fungicides are effective from 7 to 10 days after application depending upon the particular fungicide and how much rain they have been exposed to. The longer time period would be applied if there had been little rain in the previous 10 days.
In Downeast fields, there likely will be another infection period with the rain occurring today and forecast to continue through Friday April 29th.
|Location||Report on MB plot||Infection period starting Wed. 4/27|
|Hope||none, bad plots?||2:20pm|
|Searsport||cups||probably yes, station down|
|Blue hill/ Sedgewick||no plot||probably yes, station infrequent|
|Aurora||no plot||probably yes, station down|
|Montegail||cups||probably yes, station down|
|Whiting/E. Machias||cups||probably yes, leaf wetness monitor down|