Growers are reminded Kasumin cannot be applied within three weeks of flowering. Gold3 growers in most regions will be within or close to this window and should now be moving to KeyStrepto™ if risk and weather events warrant the application of a bactericide. KeyStrepto™ may be applied up until one week before the first flower opens.
Hayward growers also need to consider flowering timing to ensure they do not run the risk of fruit residues through applying products outside the allowed timing.
Time applications of bactericides to weather events using the Psa-V Risk Model to assess upcoming risk.