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Identifying and Characterizing Summer Diseases on ‘Babygold’ Peach in South Carolina

G. Schnabel, W. Chai, and K. D. Cox

March 2006

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The authors identified and characterized the pathogens responsible for summer disease outbreaks in two orchards of ‘Babygold’ peaches. The causal agents of sour rot, anthracnose, and Botryosphaeria fruit rot disease were identified in the orchards. The QoI fungicide azoxystrobin and a mixture of pyraclostrobin and boscalid were evaluated for in vitro efficacy against isolates of the three pathogens. Provides a diagnostic guide of summer diseases pathogens on ‘Babygold’ peaches and reports their sensitivity to respiration inhibitor fungicides.

doi:10.1094/PHP-2006-0301-01-RS

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