My peach tree has a scale fungus growing on the main branches & is drying out the branches. Spray I can use?

Fungus looks like a shell and killing branches.

yates

06 August 2021 01:07 PM

Hi Bill,

Thank you for contacting Yates.

Looks like the growth is bracket fungus which is the fruiting body of fungal pathogen infesting the hardwood, hence the dieback of the tree. We recommend to prune off the branches and spray the rest of the tree with'Yates Anti Rot'. It is a systemic fungicide which is absorbed by the foliage and travels down to the roots, can be used on various plants to control phytophthora root rot, crown rot and collar rot. 
Click here for more info on this product:  https://www.yates.com.au/product/garden-disease-control/yates-anti-rot-phosacid-systemic-fungicide
Please click on the following link for more information about Bracket fungus: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/fungus-lichen/tree-bracket-fungus.htm

 

Hope this helps and happy gardening :)

Topics: Fruit and Citrus Issues: Diseases