Tuesday, February 11, 2020

2020 Pest Management Recommendations now available

Each year we revise our recommendations for fruit pest management (as well as other crops.  The 2020 guides are now posted.  Commercial orchard recommendations are included in the Spray Bulletin for Commercial Tree Fruit Growers.  This is a multi-state guide, including in addition specialists from Virginia Tech, faculty from West Virginia University and University of Maryland.

Other fruit crops are included in the Pest Management Guide series.  Commercial vineyards and commercial small fruit are included in the volume on Horticultural and Forest Crops.  Direct links to the relevant chapters in PDF are here:
Commercial Small Fruit
Commercial Vineyards
Commercial Hops

Home hruit recommendations are in the Home Grounds and Animals volume.  Click here for the chapter on Home Fruit.

Information on purchasing hard copies will be provided when it is determined.

More later,

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