Relative Susceptibility of Pecan Cultivars to Zonate Leaf Spot

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  • 1 U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Southeastern Fruit and Tree Nut Laboratory, 111 Dunbar Road, Byron, GA 31008

Zonate leaf spot (ZLS) [Cristulariella moricola (Hino) Redhead (C. pyramidalis Waterman and Marshall)] on pecan [Carya illinoinensis (Wangenh.) K. Koch.]—associated with unusually wet weather during June, July, and August—occurred across much of Georgia during Summer 1994. Scott–Knott cluster analysis indicated that 27 of 36 evaluated genotypes exhibited little or no field susceptibility to ZLS. `Moneymaker' exhibited the greatest susceptibility of all cultivars studied, with `Cape Fear', `Elliott', `Sumner', and `Sioux' segregating to exhibit moderate susceptibility. An evaluation of commercial orchards indicated susceptibility of major southeastern cultivars as `Desirable' < `Stuart' < `Schley' < `Moneymaker'. Control of ZLS in commercial orchards using standard fungicide spray strategies appeared to be generally ineffective.

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