Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Botrytis

The first signs of Botrytis bunch rot were found yesterday by James and Sam. In both cases the fruit had been damaged and Botrytis had developed. The photo (above) shows the link between Light Brown Apple Moth caterpillars and Botrytis. In this case the Apple Moth had damaged the berry skin triggering Botrytis expression, then the Apple Moth caterpillar has transferred Botrytis around the bunch to infect new berries (below).

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