Rust of stone fruit


Rust is caused by the pathogenic fungus Tranzschelia discolor. If not controlled, a severe infection can cause premature leaf-fall.

Yield from trees infected with rust is considerably reduced. The fruit on trees defoliated before harvest does not mature satisfactorily, with sugar levels remaining low.

This Primefact contains information on causes and consequences, prevention, monitoring and control.


Primefact 78 First Edition

Published: Oct 2005