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Last Updated: 23rd Jul 2024

What causes cedar apple rust?

Cedar apple rust is caused by a fungal pathogen called Gymnosporangium juniperi-virginianae. This fungal pathogen attacks (Malus.sp.). This fungus attacks crabapples and b>apples (Malus sp.)



How do you deal with cedar apple rust?

Infected junipers should be removed from their galls. Sometimes, it is necessary to remove all juniper plants. To protect apples from the spores released by juniper hosts, apply preventative, disease-fighting, fungicides to apples every week, beginning with bud break.

Also, can cedar apple rust cause the death of my cedar trees? Because the disease can strangle or kill infected branches, it poses a greater health risk to them than it is to apples. cedar Apple Rust isn't considered to be a threat to the life of its evergreen hosts. When spores from the Juniper hosts land on new leaf, the infection can infect apple trees in spring.

Keep this in mind, is Cedar apple Rust harmful to humans?

Although the rust isn't harmful to humans it can deform fruit and reduce yield. Multiple infections can cause the death of rosaceous and cedar trees.

Which apple trees are resistant against cedar rust

(1) Plant resistant varieties of apple and crabapple. Red Delicious, McIntosh and Arkansas Black are some of the apple varieties that show excellent to good resistance to cedar-apple rust.