Thursday, May 14, 2015

(pics) What is eating my peach and nectarine trees?

 These trees were planted bare-root last year and did well.  But now this spring they're looking terrible.  Virus?  Bug?  disease?   Only the peach and nectarine trees; the apple and cherry are not affected.



7 comments:

Throwback at Trapper Creek said...

Peach leaf curl, hard to grow those two in a wet area :(

Barefoot Farm and Flowers said...

It looks like peach leaf curl to me. It will hit the plum and cherry as well as the peach.

Bill Gauch said...

Peach leaf curl? http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn7426.html

George said...

I'm not into fruit trees a whole lot, but it appears to be leaf curl. IIRC its a fungus that overwinters in cool/wet conditions, and a quick search online confirms that peach, nectarine trees are most susceptible. A copper spray is available, but works best (and stresses tree less) when sprayed during dormancy...

I'm no sure what you do at this point...

00goddess said...

FYI something is wrong with your blog. Every time I visit I am periodically and repeatedly redirected to Myspace.

Bruce King said...

Does anyone else have this problem? I'm not seeing it here.

Bill Gauch said...

I don't have the problem. Redirects are standard results of malware infection. DNS hijacks do that too. I have seen infected web pages, however, I only saw that once in the history of blogger and it was fixed within an hour. If it persists longer, it is most likely an infection of some kind. You can rule out DNS infection by pointing your network connection to the google public DNS. If it still redirects, it's likely malware.