A variety of diseases affect backyard fruit. However, fungicide availability may be different from commercial options. Publication PPFS-GEN-08 Simplified Fungicide Guide for Backyard Fruit provides an overview of disease risk, timing, and fungicide efficacy for home fruit production (Figure 1).
Additional disease-specific publications and detailed spray guides can be found on the UK Department of Plant Pathology publication page.
By Nicole Ward Gauthier, Extension Plant Pathologist