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Leaf Scorch

Author: Esther McGinnis


  • Look for browning around the margins of the leaves.
  • Eventually the entire leaf may turn brown and wilt.
  • Damage will be worst on branch ends.

Fig. 1 Leaf Scorch - McGinnis

Figure 1. Leaf scorch on an elm leaf; symptoms would be similar on apple leaves (Esther McGinnis, NDSU)  

Management and other important facts

  • Leaf scorch is caused by drought or the interruption in the flow of water to the branches and leaves.
  • Supplemental irrigation may ameliorate the effects of drought.

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