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  • Pear Party Salsa

    Published on September 9, 2016
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  • Minute pirate bug

    Adults are very similar in size to the mullein plant bug (Campylomma varbasci), but their head is narrower and their wings are colored contrasting white and black.

  • Fire blight

    Blossom blight occurs in the spring. Infected blossoms first exhibit a water soaking, followed by wilting and their eventually turning brown on apple and nearly black on pear. Individual flowers or the entire cluster may be affected.

  • Prionus borers

    Adults are robust, broad, somewhat flattened blackish to reddish brown beetles with antennae roughly half the length of their bodies.

  • Crown gall

    Infected trees are often stunted and produce small, chlorotic leaves. Spherical to elongated swellings along the roots or on the trunk just above the soil line is the primary symptom.

  • Mucor Rot

    Infected tissue appears light brown, soft, and watery. The infection usually develops at wound sites, at the calyx end, or at the stem end of the fruit.

  • European earwig

    The European earwig is dark brown with an elongated body, equipped with pincer-like forceps at the rear of the abdomen. The short elytra do not entirely cover the abdomen.

  • Pistol casebearer

    Adult is dark gray with fringed wings. The pistol casebearer appears similar to a cigar casebearer: a small, yellowish larva with a black head that builds and hides in a shelter.

  • Cedar apple rust

    On leaves, the disease appears on the upper surface as small, faint, yellow spots shortly after the appearance of active cedar galls found on the alternate host for this fungus, the red cedar.

  • Pear stony pit

    Dark-green spots appear on developing fruit about two to three weeks after petal fall. The tissue around the affected areas continues to grow, forming deep pits.

  • Black rot (Blossom end rot, Frogeye leaf spot)

    Fruit infections that occur early in the season appear at the calyx end and typically develop into blossom end rot that may not appear until the fruit begin to mature.

  • Bitter pit and cork spot

    Small, green to purplish to light brown, slightly sunken lesions appear on the surface of mature fruit. Individual lesions on the fruit surface are dry and do not extend deep into the fruit; however, cutting into the fruit can reveal numerous internal lesions.

  • Cherry leafminer

    The adult is a small, bronzy tan-colored moth, with a wavy darkish brown to black band at the outer third of the forewings.

  • Pear rust mite

    The overwintering stage is a light brown, wedge-shaped adult, which cannot be seen without a 15X hand lens. The summer forms are nearly white in color, and even smaller than the overwintered adults.

  • Eyespotted bud moth

    Adult forewings are bluish gray with a central cream-colored band and black spots. The chocolate brown larva has a black head and thoracic shield.

  • Pear scab

    Lesions on leaves begin as pinpoint spots, enlarging and becoming velvety brown to olive green with indistinct margins. Older lesions may remain singular or coalesce with other leaf lesions; they eventually stop expanding and develop distinct margins.

  • Apple rust mite

    The vermiform adult has two pairs of legs at the front of its body. Brownish yellow in color, they are invisible to the naked eye, requiring a minimum magnification of 15X to be observed.

  • Plum rust mite (Peach silver mite*)

    Adult is minute and wormlike, with two pairs of legs, and pale yellow to brownish yellow in color. The nymph is pale yellowish white and closely resembles the adult.

  • Cigar casebearer

    Adult is dark gray with fringed wings. The small yellowish larva of the cigar casebearer has a black head and builds and hides in a cigar-shaped shelter that it carries with it while feeding or attaches to leaves and branches of apple trees.

  • Pale apple leafroller

    The adult is elongated and dull gray. The larva is creamy white with an amber head, which turns black in the penultimate instar.