Apple Trees

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Anonymous added on November 2, 2017 | Answered

One of our apple trees uprooted in high winds we are replacing w 2 pear trees... however the remaining apple tree apples had apple scab...my question, will our newly planted pear trees have/get scab also?


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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on November 2, 2017

According to these articles, apple scab and pear scab are caused by different fungal species, and apple scab cannot infect pears:
http://ipm.ucanr.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn7413.html
http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/content/agriculture/horticulture/pomes/apple-and-pear-scab

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