Apples, Dieback, Disease control, Western Australia
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Dieback of apple trees has been a serious and persistent problem in Western Australian orchards for many years.
Field observations and trials suggest that it can be greatly reduced or avoided by spray thinning to control cropping, summer irrigation, light pruning, and avoidance of root damage by cultivation.
"Apple dieback in Western Australia,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 6:
2, Article 5.
Available at: https://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol6/iss2/5