Pitting or superficial depression in cherries (Postharvest problems)

One of the common problems that arise after the postharvest of cherries and storage in cold rooms is the pitting or superficial depression. The appearance of the cherry is essential to achieve good sale pricesin the market and these dents are the perfect excuse to lower prices. It must be taken into account that pitting … Read morePitting or superficial depression in cherries (Postharvest problems)

San Jose Scale (Quadraspidiotus perniciosus)

The San Jose Scale (Quadraspidiotus perniciosus) was described in California during the year 1880. It affects more than 150 plant species, among them the stone fruit trees (cherry tree, almond, peach, apricot, plum, nectarine. ..) and nugget (pear, apple tree, quince). This plague of the cherry tree , is also known for caspilla or pernicious … Read moreSan Jose Scale (Quadraspidiotus perniciosus)

Stigmina carpophila

Stigmina carpophila screened, also known as birdshot, affects the genus prunus (cherry tree , almond tree, plum tree, peach tree…) His scientific name has undergone variations now, becoming known as Stigmina carpophila (Lév.) M.B. Ellis, 1959, to Wilsonomyces carpophilus. The fungus produces stubborn necrotic spots on the leaf, which as they continue to grow, they break … Read moreStigmina carpophila

Cherry leaf spot (Blumeriella jaapii)

The disease known as cherry leaf spot,anthracnose or cilindrosporiosis, is caused by the fungus Blumeriella jaapii. The application of treatments against anthracnose is essential, since the fungus greatly weakens the cherry tree and prevents the correct development of the fruit. Blumeriella jaapii, attacks mainly cherry (Prunus cerasus) and cherry (Prunus avium), although it can be … Read moreCherry leaf spot (Blumeriella jaapii)

Xylella fastidiosa

The Xylella fastidiosa is a bacterium recently introduced in Europe. It is especially virulent in olive tree, it affects numerous plants, trees and fruit trees. For now is not known cure or effective treatment against the disease. Most of the existing olive varieties are sensitive to this bacterium. Curiosities: looking for the alarm and sensationalism … Read moreXylella fastidiosa

Capnodis tenebrionis

The beetle Capnodis tenebrionis (Linnaeus, 1758), receives the common name of Flatheaded Borer worm. The plague, affects mainly the stone fruit (cherry , almond, plum tree, apricot tree, peach tree…). The common name “Flatheaded Borer” receives it due to the shape of the larva, which is a white worm and large head. Biological cycle Adults … Read moreCapnodis tenebrionis