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Tj Jefferson wrote:

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Tj Jefferson wrote:In my limited experience the brown rot is introduced by the cerculio damage. Search for cerculio on here and you will get lots of threads.



I see your from Virginia too, what part?
I'm in Petersburg area


Here's a picture I took today. You can see the oozing on this peach.



Between Richmond and nowhere on the west. Petersburg is my happy place because of Agrisupply. Unfortunately its an hour away... That place is so great.

Its cerculio. Make sure you remove all mummies from under the tree! I used DE last year with modest success, got about eight peaches. Noticed that I had no assassin bugs after the first application. This year I'm letting nature take its course, with removal of the mummies as I have time. Most mummies I have done necropsy on do not have viable worms in them, which means the tree is getting healthy (its only been in for two years) and the gum is smothering the grubs. Last year there were viable grubs in most.

I planted mint and monarda under the trees to try to get a scent barrier since thats how cerculio find the trees, and walk at night up the trunk. So far I have not been impressed. All peaches are affected. So would say not successful.

I'm sticking with soil health and have trap trees planted in one area (cherries) that will have chickens under them during the susceptible period. Cherries are the first target and they hopefully will attract the emerging bugs. Eventually we will probably get a pig to do the cleanup of the mummies, but thats a year or more out.  

Targeting zinc levels specifically for cerculio but generally good soil under the peaches. My understanding is apricots get hit even worse. I dont have time to do Surround spraying every year.



We are just a few miles from AgriSupply. Hit them up all the time. We were visiting our son in Radford. There is a Rural King there. Wish we had one here!!!
I'll be honest with you, after reading all this I'm not sure this tree is worth it. Cutting it down like the others might be in its future.
8 months ago

Tj Jefferson wrote:In my limited experience the brown rot is introduced by the cerculio damage. Search for cerculio on here and you will get lots of threads.



I see your from Virginia too, what part?
I'm in Petersburg area


Here's a picture I took today. You can see the oozing on this peach.
8 months ago

Judith Browning wrote:Your description does sound like curculio but the shriveled brown peach in the last photo looks like brown rot to me?

Are any of the peaches ripening? I get some curculio damage but they generally still get full size and ripen where as brown rot will cause them to fall off young.

Ours only get brown rot when the summer is wet and humid.  






the peaches really dont get any bigger than what they are now before they start oozing that resin and die off

What do you use for brown rot?
8 months ago
I had about 6 peach trees. I'm down to 1. I over fertilized some of them and killed them. Cut some of the struggling ones down. Each was a different type of peach for cross pollination.

Anyway, each year the trees would produce plenty of peaches. They would grow to be about the size of a ping-pong ball. Then the peaches would start to ooze a liquid from them, like a bead that would dry up on the surface of the peach.
Then they would die and dry up. (theres one in the picture below from last year). This happened for 6 years.

What is going on with these peaches?  
8 months ago