The IPM Scouting Guide publications for fruit crops were converted into mobile compatible websites beginning in 2017. Now accessing this information is even easier with the creation of the Fruit Scout Website. This new website provides access to the information found on the Apple, Bramble, Grape, Peach, and Strawberry Scout websites all in one place. The Fruit Scout Website is available for grower, agent, and homeowner use and can be accessed from any phone, tablet, iPad, or computer.
The website provides users the opportunity to first select a crop based scouting guide (Figure 1). Next, the home page for each crop (Figure 2) allows visitors to select a problem area. Finally, users select from a menu of various diseases, pests, or problems to obtain more information and view images (Figure 3).
Please note that as of February 28, 2023, the following websites will become inaccessible and will be permanently replaced by the Fruit Scout Website. Be sure to bookmark this new website for easy access in the future.
By Kim Leonberger, Plant Pathology Extension Associate, and Nicole Gauthier, Plant Pathology Extension Specialist