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Ugly brown dots on your apple tree? Now’s the time to cure apple scab

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Your home-grown apples suddenly have scabby, cracked areas and round and dark spots? The leaves bear small dark spots that sometimes merge into larger patches? These signs probably mean your apple trees are infested with apple scab, the most common fungal disease of apple trees in many places. But if you take care of the dropped leaves of affected trees, you can prevent it from spreading again in the spring. The scab fungus overwinters on young twigs – and on the fallen leaves. Infected foliage that remains in the garden over the winter is consequently a source of infection in the following sp…

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