Field Guide to Tree Fruit Disorders, Pests, and Beneficials

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.
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Updated: August 31, 2017

Field Guide to Tree Fruit Disorders, Pests, and Beneficials

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

Instructors

Tree Fruit Cultural Practices and Production Systems Sustainable Specialty Crop Production Support for Next Generation Farmers from Diverse Backgrounds

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