Fruit Production for the Home Gardener
Fruit Production for the Home Gardener, a resource for people who wish to produce fruit on a small scale (one acre or less) and are not legally licensed to use pesticides, emphasizes production methods that use alternative pest control strategies, such as integrated pest management (IPM), to reduce pesticide use.
Home gardeners; small-scale fruit growers
Getting started in the home fruit planting; pollination requirements; soil fertility and pH; sources of nursery stock; pests and pesticides in the home fruit garden; controlling wildlife damage in the home fruit garden; variety selection, planting, nutritional requirements, watering needs, flowering habits, pruning and thinning, and pest and disease management for pome fruits, stone fruits, brambles, strawberries, blueberries, gooeseberries and currants, elderberries, grapes and hardy kiwi.
Kathy Demchak, Elsa Sanchez, Ph.D.