Fly Speck of Apples and Pears

Leptothyrium pomi

Description:

Small, black specks appear on fruit.

Species Affected:

Apple, Pear.

Biology:

Spores are spread by raindrop splash.

Life Cycle:

Origin and History:

Distribution:

Most common in damp shady situations.

Significance:

It makes the fruit unsightly and unmarketable for the fresh trade.

Management and Control:

Fungicides provide good control.

Related and Similar Species:

References:

1291

Acknowledgments:

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