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Recommendations for managing weeds, insects and diseases in fruit crops such as apples, pears, berries, cherries, peaches, grapes, pears and plums. Tips on using fungicides, antibiotics, insecticides and miticides.
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Leaf removal is important for disease management. Photo: K. Peter, Penn State
Orchard Sanitation: Critical for Keeping Tree Fruit Diseases in Check for 2020 - News News
Apple scab, Marssonina blotch, fire blight, and fruit rots were problematic for growers during the 2019 season. Considering the numerous disease headaches folks in the region encountered, sanitation will be imperative while preparing for the 2020 season. More
Codling moth larvae. Photo: David Biddinger, Penn State
Orchard IPM: Insecticide Resistance Management for Codling Moth Control - Articles Articles
Insecticide resistance trials at the Penn State Fruit Research and Extension Center, along with recent apple load rejections due to internal worms, indicate a need to re-focus attention on strategies to slow down the development of insecticide resistance in codling moth. More
Private Pesticide Applicator Short Course in Spanish
Private Pesticide Applicator Short Course in Spanish - Workshops Workshops
Penn State Extension is partnering with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) to provide pre-exam private pesticide applicator training in Spanish. More
Photo: Emelie Swackhamer, Penn State
Spotted Lanternfly Management and Pesticide Safety - Articles Articles
Lycorma delicatula, commonly known as the spotted lanternfly (SLF), is an invasive insect pest present in Pennsylvania and some other eastern states. SLF threatens grape production, tree health and it is a nuisance in landscapes. More
Photo: Emelie Swackhamer, Penn State
Fewer Spotted Lanternfly in Areas This Year as Compared to Last Year - News News
Many people in areas where there were high populations of SLF in previous years have observed fewer SLF this year. More
Protect fruit prior to harvest to limit postharvest rot problems. Photo: K. Peter, Penn State
Tree Fruit Disease Update: Preventing Late Season Disease Issues - News News
We're officially in the home stretch of the 2019 season as apple harvest has finally commenced! Growers shouldn't let their guard down when it comes to disease management. More
Spotted Lanternfly Management in Vineyards
Spotted Lanternfly Management in Vineyards - Articles Articles

Spotted Lanternfly Management in Vineyards

Heather L Leach, Dave Biddinger, Ph.D., Grzegorz (Greg) Krawczyk, Ph.D., Michela Centinari, Ph.D.

This fact sheet provides identification, damage, quarantine, and management information for the spotted lanternfly, an invasive sap-feeding planthopper that feeds on the vine trunk, shoots, and leaves of grape plants, among other crops. More
Free Meetings to Get Spotted Lanternfly Permits
Free Meetings to Get Spotted Lanternfly Permits - News News
For anyone who wishes to attend a face-to-face meeting to obtain a spotted lanternfly permit, 31 sessions have been scheduled by PDA across the quarantined area. More
Departamento de Agricultura de Pensilvania
¿Cómo Cumplir con la Normativa de la Cuarentena por la Mosca Linterna de Puntos? - Articles Articles
Una guía que reúne información sobre la identificación, el ciclo de vida, la distribución geográfica y las técnicas de manejo y control de la mosca linterna de puntos en su propiedad. More
Various types of brown marmorated stink bug monitoring traps. Photo: Greg Krawczyk, Penn State
Entomology Update for August, 2019: Internal Feeders and Leafrollers - News News
The goal of managing insect pests in the spring is to deal with the new populations of pests coming from the overwintering sites and reduce the potential of later generations directly affecting fruit at harvest. More
Strawberry Growers School
Strawberry Growers School - Workshops Workshops
This school is beneficial to both new and current strawberry growers. More
Apple, Patrik Nygren, Flickr.com (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Rainfastness Characteristics of Insecticides - Articles Articles
Precipitation can impact the performance of insecticides, but some compounds resist wash-off. There are several critical factors that influence impact of precipitation on a pesticide’s performance. More
Warm, wet weather favor brown rot disease: keep peaches and nectarines protected. Photo: K. Peter, Penn State
Disease Update: Managing Tree Fruit Rots in the 2019 Season - News News
The peach and nectarine season is here, and the apple season isn’t far off. Consequently, preventing fruit rots is now the priority. More
Early signs of infestation by woolly apple aphids on apple terminal (late June–early July). Photos: Greg Krawczyk, Penn State
Entomology Update for July 2019: Insect Pests in Orchards - News News
A perfect time to evaluate the results of early season insect pest management practices is the end of June and the beginning of July. More
Photo: PA Department of Agriculture
Spotted Lanternfly Management for Landscape Professionals - Articles Articles

Spotted Lanternfly Management for Landscape Professionals

乐动体育注册 Heather L Leach, Emelie Swackhamer, Amy Korman

A guide that reviews the identification, life cycle, and techniques for managing SLF. While it can cause significant damage to plants, it is a nuisance pest in the ornamental and landscape industries. More
Symptoms of advanced fruit anthracnose. Note orange color especially around seeds in infected area. Photo: Kathy Demchak, Penn State
Anthracnose on Strawberry Fruit - Articles Articles

Anthracnose on Strawberry Fruit

乐动体育注册 Kathy Demchak, Timothy Elkner, Dr. Mengjun Hu

Anthracnose on strawberries has become increasingly problematic in the Mid-Atlantic region. More
The fungus among us: The 2019 season has been a severe apple scab year. Photo: K. Peter, Penn State
Disease Update: Apple Scab Issues and Tree Decline - News News
The frequent rain events during late April and throughout May have proven very challenging for tree fruit disease management. More
Periodical cicada on apple tree. Photo: G. Krawczyk, Penn State
Control of Fruit Insect Pests During the Early Summer Season - News News
Capturing of obliquebanded leafroller males in pheromone traps located in commercial orchards completed the list of biofixes of most important fruit pests for the 2019 season. More
Shoot blight caused by Nectria cinnabarina. (Photo: S. Acimovic)
Disease Update: Nectria Twig Blight or Fire Blight? - News News
There have been several reports of fire blight symptoms popping up in orchards throughout the apple growing region. These cases have been Nectria twig blight, which can resemble fire blight symptoms. More
New Resources Available on Identifying and Controlling Tree-of-Heaven
New Resources Available on Identifying and Controlling Tree-of-Heaven - News News
With recent efforts to combat the threat of spotted lanternfly Penn State Extension has recently completed several useful resources to help with the identification and control of tree-of-heaven, commonly referred to as Ailanthus. More
Codling moth injured fruit. Photo: Greg Krawczyk, Penn State
Entomology Update: First Generation Codling Moth - News News
Codling moths, one of the most destructive insect pests of apples, have been active since the beginning of May. More
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Public Alert: PDA Advises Consumers to Discard Triple Action Neem Oil - News News
In response, consumers, distributors, and pesticide applicators are advised to cease the sale and use of this product. A press release by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture highlights the details of this unfolding story. More
Before applying insecticides, make sure rows in the orchard are free from any blooming plants such as dandelions or clover. Growers should avoid using insecticides until honey bees are completely removed from orchards. Photo G. Krawczyk, Penn State
Entomology Update: Insect Pests in Orchards - News News
With the bloom of apples already underway, it is time to decide about the post-bloom management options for the insect pests in orchards. More
Using Traps for Spotted Lanternfly Management
Using Traps for Spotted Lanternfly Management - Articles Articles

Using Traps for Spotted Lanternfly Management

Heather L Leach, Taya Etters

If you have spotted lanternflies, you can wrap sticky bands around tree trunks to stop them. This fact sheet will tell you how to make or where to purchase sticky traps, how to install them, and ways to avoid bycatch. More
Bloom is a critical time for a lot of diseases: keep trees protected from fire blight and fungal diseases. Photo: Kari Peter, Penn State
Disease Update: Fire Blight, Apple Scab, and Bitter Rot Management are Necessary - News News
Bloom is occurring for a large portion of the apple growing region. This is a critical period for fire blight, apple scab, and bitter rot management. More
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