Brown rot, treatments, and chickens
In just a couple of weeks the brown rot is reaching pretty much every leaf on every fruit tree and rose bush, including a cherry I planted just weeks ago (when I planted it there had been virtually no sign of rot, not even in spring with the blossoms on the apple trees).
I have tried to find specific treatments, but really have no idea - but I have read that even with fungicide all the infected material needs to be removed. The problem is that all of the trees are completely infected, all the leaves and most of the fruit. I would have to strip the trees bare!
Also I'm concerned as to what is safe for me to spray around the chickens. I was thinking that whatever I use, I would do it when they go to bed in the evening, but there would still be residue on the ground so it would still need to be pet-safe.
Can anyone advise?