fungus on jujube

john222-gg(Mississippi 8a/8b)December 24, 2012

I have a small orchard with all kinds of fruit trees.I spray peaches,apples,plums,pears with fungicides but never sprayed my jujubes with any thing.Now I am having a problem with this on my trees.Will fungicide clear up this problem? or what should I do? all help will be appreciated.

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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

Will fungicide clear up this problem? or what should I do? all help will be appreciated.

==>>> well.. first you need an ID ... and i cant focus on your pic..

i would suggest you look into lichens or mosses ...

if lichens.. which appear to be a fungus.. then in theory a fungicide should work ... IF labeled for such ...

i dont think moss is a fungus .. so .. no.. a fungicide wont work ...

all that said.. what if any impact is it having on your tree ... many of these things are.. and of course.. the scientific name is escaping me ... kinda like children.. oh.. gotta love wiki: a photosynthetic partner (the photobiont or phycobiont) growing together in a symbiotic relationship.

closeup pic???

ken

    Bookmark   December 24, 2012 at 11:03AM
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brettay

I am pretty sure it is lichen, which is not typically harmful to trees. If it were me, I wouldn't spray anything or stress out about it.

-Brett

    Bookmark   December 24, 2012 at 12:15PM
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charlieboring

Do you have a county agricultural agent. If so, ask him to identify it.

    Bookmark   December 26, 2012 at 6:52AM
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foolishpleasure

When it comes to Fungus amd its devastation to my trees my theory is spraying if it does not help it would not hurt anything. I start fungi spray program now in winter and keep doing it until the petal fall with DACONIL after that i use SPECTRACIDE and depending on the humidity and heat I do it weekly or semiweekly on all my fruit trees even figs.. on some fruit trees I use copper. Fungus is fruit tree enemy # one.

    Bookmark   December 26, 2012 at 9:40PM
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john222-gg(Mississippi 8a/8b)

I apreshate the answers I will see if fungicide will clear it up thanks for caring.

    Bookmark   December 27, 2012 at 4:13PM
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lucky_p

Looks like you've got a combination of lichens and 'ball moss', an epiphyte related to Spanish Moss - Google it up.

    Bookmark   December 28, 2012 at 11:17PM
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milehighgirl(CO USDA 5B/Sunset 2B)

lucky_p,

Wow, this is interesting. I learn so much from just perusing here. Of course, here in Colorado it's so dry that I have never heard of such a thing before.

    Bookmark   December 29, 2012 at 11:21AM
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