Dan, Brian, Kari, Mo, and others:

        Having read your comments and links, I looked more closely at my 
symptoms.  I was wrong about its association with yellow delicious breeding.  I 
can find it in Macoun, Empire, and many others.  The symptom common to all that 
I looked at with magnifying
glass was scattered dark blackish raised dots in the live or dead “spot” that 
often retains its green color after surrounding areas have
yellowed. I did not find any affected leaves that exhibited the concentric 
bands noted in the 2012 blog, with click-enlarging photograph, by Dave 
Rosenberger on Glomerella leaf spot.  Therefore I conclude it is not Glomerella 
infection.  If it is Marssonina leaf spot, I would
not expect it to have survived all the captan sprays I have administered. Sooty 
Blotch and Flyspeck, in spite of all the favorable
conditions for those diseases, are rare here at this time.  I suppose it could 
have a physiological cause that made areas of the leaves
susceptible to opportunist fungi, and some petri dish work in a lab might 
isolate and identify those raised black dots. It is discouraging
to loose the leaves before harvest, not knowing why, nor what could have been 
done to avoid it,
David Kollas


apple-crop mailing list

Reply via email to