Standing in the middle of my back garden, I am immediately struck by two things: the number of weeds in every bed, and the constant singing of birds in neighboring trees. Usually I ignore the weeds (at least until I am in need of some mindless, stress-relieving toil), and focus instead on the bird song. Here, in one of the […]

Bacterial Spot (Peaches)

Bacterial¬†Spot (Peaches) Description: This is one of the most destructive diseases¬†in all areas east of the Rockies.   Symptoms: Symptoms are first visible about 3 to 5 weeks after petal fall as small, water-soaked, browning lesions. Early symptoms on fruit can be mistaken for insect damage. During periods of high humidity, gum may exude from these lesions. Solution: Choose resistant […]