Composition of the sooty blotch and flyspeck complex on apple in Norway is influenced by location and management practices

@article{Batzer2014CompositionOT,
  title={Composition of the sooty blotch and flyspeck complex on apple in Norway is influenced by location and management practices},
  author={Jean Carlson Batzer and Arne Stensvand and Derrick A. Mayfield and Mark L. Gleason},
  journal={European Journal of Plant Pathology},
  year={2014},
  volume={141},
  pages={361-374}
}
Sooty blotch and flyspeck (SBFS) is a complex of at least 80 fungal species in 24 genera within the Dothideomycetes order Capnodiales. These epiphytes embed in the waxy epicuticle of apple fruit and colonies become visible in mid- to late summer. The blemished fruit are not marketable as fresh produce. Previous surveys of orchards in central and eastern USA and southern Europe found SBFS assemblages that were unique to geographic region. In the USA, SBFS species diversity was higher in orchards… CONTINUE READING