April 15–16 is predicted to be a scab infection period due to green tip present and mature scab spores available. Copper applications recently applied will offer protection.
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.
Growers can get a jump on management for this fall to control fungal and bacterial disease in apples and stone fruit to mitigate problems in the 2018 season.
Apple harvest in 2017 has been well ahead of “normal.” To update you on late season apples, this week we sampled Nagafu Fuji and GoldRush.
The Penn State Extension Tree Fruit Team conducted a survey to assess the needs of hard cider fruit producers across the state and the Mid-Atlantic region.