Dr. Nicole Gauthier, University of Kentucky Plant Pathology Extension Specialist, explains the steps for completing an orchard site analysis in this 5-minute video. This process can be used by county agents and consultants when diagnosing diseases and other problems in fruit plantings. In addition, growers who understand this process will be better equipped to gather the information and samples they need when seeking assistance at their local Extension office.
Site Analysis – Diagnosing Diseases and Other Problems in the Orchard (video) is available online.
For publications on fruit crop diseases, visit the UK Plant Pathology Extension Publications webpage. Additional videos by Dr. Gauthier may be found here.
By Cheryl Kaiser, Plant Pathology Extension Support, and Nicole Gauthier, Plant Pathology Extension Specialist