Archive for January, 2019

Winter has arrived.

Temperatures have oscillated wildly from freezing to balmy in the past few weeks but the rainy conditions of 2018 have continued into 2019.  Although Southern New England has not seen any snow, there has been plenty of rain and fog.  These conditions are perfect for Pink Snow Mold, especially with temperature spikes into the high 40’s on a regular basis and the rain continues.  I recommend regular scouting to look for signs and small spots of the disease.  Pink Snow Mold moves quickly.  If the ground is already wet when snow cover arrives, that will exacerbate disease.  If you see the disease, even a granular fungicide application will be useful.  The diagnostic lab will be open starting January 14th until Christmas of 2019.

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