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.
Margarita López-Uribe, Ph.D.
Dr. Margarita M. López-Uribe is leading a project to map feral bees and analyze their immune systems. If you are aware of an unmanaged honeybee colony, please let us know.
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.
Young Grower Alliance offers educational opportunities for young fruit growers taking over the family operation, developing a new enterprise, or innovating production practices.
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.
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.