Information on sustainable agriculture of fruit crops, including protecting and encouraging native bees to pollinate orchards and the Young Grower Alliance. Tips on IPM and a field guide to tree fruit disorders, pests and beneficials.
Grzegorz (Greg) Krawczyk, Ph.D.
IPM involves compiling detailed, timely information about a crop and its pests to ensure that pest management decisions are economically, environmentally, and socially sound.
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.
This article provides research-based information from Penn State entomologists to help you monitor and manage this exotic insect pest.
Many apple growers in Pennsylvania continue to do battle with the internal fruit feeding pest complex, the codling moth (CM) Cydia pomonella, and the Oriental fruit moth (OFM) Grapholita molesta.
Dave Biddinger, Ph.D.
Biological control of pest species by predators, parasitoids, and pathogens has been a cornerstone of IPM since its inception.
A pheromone is a chemical messenger produced naturally by an organism. When detected by a second individual of the same species, it affects that individual's behavior.