In 2019 the severity of scab infections on apple fruit, but also leaves was in some of the orchards rather high. Also during the summer period scab infections were noticed on the leaves. The climatological conditions were this year in favor of powdery mildew infections. The brown spot disease (Stemphylium vesicarium) was on the other hand again causing less damage in several pear orchards as compared to previous years.

Observations of fungal diseases in fruit growing during the 2019 season

Contact: W. Van Hemelrijck


Timing: annual review

Financing: Vlaamse Overheid