Field Guide to Tree Fruit Disorders, Pests, and Beneficials

Posted: March 30, 2017

This Penn State Extension publication, in Spanish and English, is designed for use by orchard employees - often the first individuals to detect a new occurrence of a fruit disease or insect pest.

The scouting guide, titled "A Field Guide to Tree Fruit Disorders, Pests, and Beneficials," is full-color and a convenient pocket-size. It is coded by crop and affected plant part to facilitate easy use in the field.

Production of the guide was made possible by a Beginning Farmer/Rancher Grant titled "Supporting Pennsylvania New Farmers: The Start-up, Re-strategizing and Establishing Years" (USDA-NIFA Grant # 2015-70017-22852). This grant supports four model apple plots that serve as "living classrooms" for study circles for young, beginning, and Latino farmers. 

Videos that describe orchard scouting are also available in Spanish and English:

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in Apple Orchards

Manejo Integrado de Plagas (MIP) en Huertos de Manzana


Contact Information

Tara Baugher
  • Extension Educator, Tree Fruit
Phone: 717-334-6271 x314