What is Brooks spot, and how do I identify and manage the disease?

Brooks spot is a fungus disease caused by Mycosphaerella pomi. It is a minor disease that occurs throughout the northeastern and mid-Atlantic apple growing regions of the United States and occasionally as far west as Iowa. Some of the more susceptible common commercial cultivars include ‘Jonathan’, ‘Golden Delicious’, ‘Stayman’, ‘Grimes Golden’, and ‘Rome Beauty’.¬†Read more about Brooks Spot in Apple.

Answer provided by Alan R. Biggs, West Virginia University.