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Zone 71764 (8A) | Anonymous added on July 21, 2022 | Answered

The pic is from an apricot tree…The nectarines look the same…all trees are about a year and a half old. I live in SW Arkansas so LOTS of humidity and disease and pest pressure. I started off this year (early spring) using neem oil when all things looked great. Started seeing a bit of yellow and switched to copper fungicide every 2 weeks which hasn’t helped. HELP ME!!

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GKH_Susan
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on August 1, 2022

It looks like shot-hole disease, which is common in apricot and nectarine trees. It is easier to prevent than cure, but here are things you can do:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/shot-hole-disease-fungus.htm

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