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Backyard Fruit Disease Management fact sheets

Backyard small fruit and tree fruit production requires a proactive approach to disease management.  Preventative practices are recommended to minimize pesticide sprays in home orchard settings.  The following series of publications focus on preventative cultural practices, but include options for low spray, no spray, and organic sprays.  These two-page fact sheets provide basic information on cultural practices and resistant cultivars (page 1) and a table of specific cultural and chemical management options applicable to fruit crop growth stages/times of year (page 2).

The four fact sheets are online at:

  • Backyard Apple Disease Management Using Cultural Practices (with Low Spray, No Spray & Organic Options) PPFS-FR-T-21
  • Backyard Peach & Stone Fruit Management Using Cultural Practices (with Low Spray, No Spray & Organic Options) PPFS-FR-T-22
  • Backyard Grape Disease Management Using Cultural Practices (with Low Spray, No Spray & Organic Options) PPFS-FR-S-24
  • Backyard Berry Disease Management Using Cultural Practices (with Low Spray, No Spray & Organic Options) PPFS-FR-S-25

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For additional publications on fruit diseases, visit the UK Plant Pathology Extension Publications webpage.

 

By Nicole Ward Gauthier, Extension Plant Pathologist

 

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