Tree Fruit Insect and Mite Pest Management

Photos, fact sheets, seasonal recommendations and answers to FAQs to help you ID and manage orchard insect and mite pests.

An alphabetical listing and description of common orchard insect and mite pests.

Entomology recommendations from the Penn State Extension Fruit Times newsletter.

Answers to common questions we receive on applying IPM practices in orchards.

Best Horticulture Practices for Orchards

Fact Sheets and seasonal observations on orchard fertilization, weed control and various cultural practices affecting fruit quality.

Fact sheets that will help you plan, establish and manage an orchard.

Seasonal recommendations on pollination, weed control, orchard nutrition, crop load management and harvest.

Tree Fruit Disease Control

Fact sheets and seasonal observations to help you ID and manage common orchard diseases.

Symptom, life cycle and management information on common tree fruit diseases.

Orchard disease management recommendations from the Penn State Extension Fruit Times newsletter.

Spray Record-keeping SpreadSheet

This version of the spray record-keeping spreadsheet was updated in May, 2017. This year we updated our introductory sheet, extended the pivot table to include farm costs, added over double the amount of pages and removed outdated products, including Belt, Calypso, Carzol, Clutch, Thionex, Tourismo, Adamant, and Serenade Max. We also added 17 products including Rescue Wasp Trapstick, Suppress, Matratec, Ultor, Previsto, Actgard, Aprovia, Luna Sensation, and Rhyme to name a few. As always feel free to email us with missing items or ideas for improving the spreadsheet.
Microsoft Excel, 2.0 MB

This sheet should be used with a season-long Integrated Pest Management Plan. Talk to your Penn State Extension educator if you need help building one. A nice way to review the principles of IPM is to view a new Penn State Extension Video on IPM in Orchards. The video is also available in Spanish. General Instructions for Use: 1) Begin with the tab labeled "Background Info" and fill in Grower Name, Grower Number, Farm Information and Applicator Information; 2) The tabs named "Apples," "Peaches," "Cherries" and "Pears" are for recording your sprays. 3) Make an entry each time a product is used in the field by clicking the tab for the crop you wish to record. For each application, fill in columns in blue. Skipping a line before recording your next spray will create an easier to read form. Always read the pesticide label.