Management and epidemiology of Cytospora perennial canker, Cytospora plurivora, in western Colorado
Cytospora canker is a ubiquitous disease in deciduous fruit tree systems in western Colorado. The research conducted herein, explores the host-pathogen-environmental framework which has enabled Cytospora plurivora to thrive and become a threat to peach production in the region. My research also focuses on management strategies, both cultural and chemical, which can help mitigate pathogen infections. Chapter II, published in the Journal of Crop Protection, presents preventative control of C. plurivora through wound protection of pruned shoots. Several fungicides and sealants were evaluated either ...
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