apple scab


Definition of apple scab

: a disease of apple trees caused by a fungus (Venturia inaequalis) producing dark blotches or lesions on the leaves, fruit, and sometimes the young twigs

Examples of apple scab in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For example, flowering crabapple trees are susceptible to a fungus disease called apple scab, so choose a crabapple cultivar selected to resist the disease. Beth Botts,, "Think about space, pests, diversity before buying a new tree," 25 Apr. 2018 Applying dormant sprays — superior oil, copper and sulfur — helps control nasty pests and diseases like codling moths and apple scab. The Oregonian/oregonlive,, "Newspaper corrections for Feb. 14, 2018," 13 Feb. 2018 Applying dormant sprays - Superior oil, copper, and lime sulfur - helps control nasty pests and diseases like codling moths and apple scab. Kym Pokorny,, "Winter is the time to get ahead of fruit tree problems," 7 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of apple scab

1883, in the meaning defined above

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“Apple scab.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 24 January 2020.

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