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leechmann

Little Black things on Plum Tree

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I recently planted some plum trees and I found that there was some little black specks of something on the new growth, on the ends of the branches. I'm not sure if it's a fungus or some type of insect eggs. Looks like its affecting the leaves, as they are kind of curled up. Any ideas? I can take a picture tomorrow. Just wondering if anyone may have had a similar experience.

Just treated it with an insecticide.

Thanks, Leechmann

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Its a fungus called Black knot. Cut the infected branches off in the fall or winter and burn.

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I just treated them with a fugicide tonight. It is just starting, so I think I can get a grip on it.

Thank You Hotrod

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Good deal Leechman. I believe you want to treat them with the fungicide in the spring a few times too.

What product did you use?

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It is a chemical called Bonide, it was specifically made for fruit trees and was supposed to kill both fungus and certain bugs that atack fruit trees..

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