Scale and Botryosphaeria Connection in Walnuts

Taylor Hillman General

Walnut - Green
Research has shown that scale populations can increase the possibility of trees developing Botryosphaeria lesions.

Increased Botryosphaeria Chances

Experts are seeing a connection between scale in walnut orchards and the potential to see significant damage from Botryosphaeria fungi. Cooperative Extension Farm Advisor Dani Lightle says research has shown that open wounds is the issue, and high scale populations can create that opportunity.