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Dried apricots: concern about diseases

April 11, 2023 at 4:51 PM , Der AUDITOR
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MALATYA. Current weather conditions favour fungal attack on Turkish apricot trees, which can cause various tree diseases. Growers are doing everything in their power to prevent this.

Pesticides as a precaution

In Malatya, the rains continue this week, delaying the formation of fruit set and instead favouring the spread of the Monilia fungus. The infestation causes peak drought and later fruit rot. The effects are currently particularly noticeable in early-flowering varieties in growing regions below 1,200 metres. Frost damage has also been reported in some regions. Currently, farmers apply pesticides to protect their trees from pest infestation; this process takes place every year when the flowering stand has reached 5-10%.

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