Field Guide to Tree Fruit Disorders, Pests, and Beneficials
Posted: March 30, 2017
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:Manejo Integrado de Plagas (MIP) en Huertos de Manzana