Brown Rot of Fruit Trees
Identification and Control of Brown Rot
Brown rot is a fungal disease that attacks stone-fruit trees such as peaches, plums and cherries. It is the most devastating issue effecting many fruit trees, Peach Trees in particular. It effects blossoms, fruit and smaller branches. Cankers, fruit rot, brown gray tufts can be seen on the twigs or fruit especially when wet.
Fungicides with captan or azoxystrobin should be applied prior to fruit ripening.
Captan is a Multipurpose fungicide that is listed for use against Brown rot as well as powdery mildew, damping-off, anthracnose, and several other common and not so common blights of fruit trees and assorted plants.
Fungi that Captan is effective against have never been known to acquire an immunity so it can be used time and again.
Azoxystrobin is also effective against brown rot and it boasts the broadest antifungal properties of any fungicides. Azoxystrobin is sold under the trade names Heritage fungicide and is also an active ingredient in Immunox by spectracide and daconil.
Thiophate methyl is another chemical registered for use against Brown rot, it is sold as Thiomyl and is incorporated into several other products commonly available.