Disease Management for Backyard Fruit – Preparing for the Growing Season

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.

Figure 1.  PPFS-GEN-08 provides home fruit growers with an overview of disease management options.

Figure 1. PPFS-GEN-08 provides home fruit growers with an overview of disease management options.

 

By Nicole Ward Gauthier, Extension Plant Pathologist

 

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