Growing isn't always easy. When plant problems present themselves, you can count on WVU Extension specialists and agents for trusted, research-based advice. Learn about common plant diseases.Browse the Plant Disease Identification Guide
Extension experts help identify, prevent and find solutions to recover from stress, injury and disease in all types of plants. Contact the WVU Extension Service when your plants get sick.
Plant Disease Identification Guide
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WVU Plant Diagnostic ClinicG102 South Agricultural Sciences
Morgantown, WV 26506-6108
Email Mahfuz Rahman
Monday - Friday | 8:15 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Closed on WVU Holidays
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Ag Alert! Fire Blight on Apple & Pear Trees
2018 is a bad year for fire blight on pome fruit (apple and pear) partly due to the odd combination of bloom time, temperature and rainfall. In a regular year, most bloom occurs while temperature still below 60° F (minimum temperature required for bacterial infection through flowers).
This year it was delayed but as soon as bloom occurred temperature crossed 60° F mark and rain followed. However, WVU Extension's disease forecast-based spray schedule helped commercial growers keeping disease pressure low. The disease is more widespread at home sites.
If you see or suspect a new plant disease outbreak that's not currently reported here, please contact Mahfuz Rahman with the WVU Plant Diagnostic Clinic or your local county Extension agent, immediately.