Simplified Backyard Tree Fruit Spray Guides
Apple and stone fruit production requires pest and disease management programs for quality fruit. Home orchards are no different. Homeowners, however, are generally more tolerant of aesthetic maladies or minor crop losses than commercial orchardists. Thus, homeowners may choose to limit numbers of insecticide and fungicide sprays. The following two publications, which were designed with home orchardists in mind, present simplified low-input spray regimes.
For additional publications on fruit diseases, visit the UK Plant Pathology Extension Publications webpage.
By Nicole Ward, Extension Plant Pathologist