Diseased saskatoon berry bush-help!

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  1. mtnhighgirl

    mtnhighgirl Well-Known Member

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    I posted this in the gardening forum, but I am desperate for help, so I'm posting it here too. Something is wrong with my saskatoon berry bush. A cotton like substance is taking over the leaves and seems to be slowly killing the bush. Please see pics for details. Does anyone know what is causing this? How can I treat it? Thanks for any advice.
    http://www.msnusers.com/mountainhighgarden/shoebox.msnw
     
  2. Laura

    Laura Well-Known Member

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    Have you picked open the fluff to see if ther is larvae inside?

    I would cut off and burn all the stems with fuzzies and spray with a fungicide as it appears you also have black spot, but the fuzzy stuff is a bit too heavy for powdery mildew
     

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    I haven't picked it open yet. I knew I should have before I posted here... :eek: I'll check it tomorrow and update you. Thanks for the reply.
     
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  5. owhn

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    re saskatoon berry:

    http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/opp2562#SaskatoonBudMoth

    I can't tell from the phots in the above site, but if all fails, you might contact the lady from the website:

    Shelley Barkley
    Information Officer
    Crop Diversification Centre South
    Main Floor, A. Griffin Office Building
    Crop Diversification Centre South
    Brooks, AB T1R 1E6
    Phone (403)362-1308
    Fax (403)362-1306
    Email shelley.barkley@gov.ab.ca

    best

    owhn
     
  6. mtnhighgirl

    mtnhighgirl Well-Known Member

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    The link doesn't work. Could you please try again. I think you're on to something. Thanks so much.
     
  7. owhn

    owhn Well-Known Member

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    I'm sorry the link still works for me.

    you might try this one:

    http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/opp2562?opendocument

    owhn