Document Type

Gardening - Fruit: Pests & Diseases

Publication Date



Brown rot, caused by the fungus Monilinia fructicola, is the most common and destructive disease of stone fruits in Tennessee. Brown rot occurs on peaches, plums, nectarines, cherries and apricots. This disease reduces yields primarily by rotting the fruit both on the tree and after harvest. Brown rot can potentially cause complete crop loss in unsprayed orchards when environmental condi tions are favorable for disease development.

Publication Number

SP277H-500-6/99 (Rep) E12-2015-00-056-99

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