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.

Identification, scouting, and management of common fruit insect and mite pests.

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

Best Horticultural 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 or small fruit planting.

Short "Learn Now" videos on sustainable and innovative production practices.

Tree Fruit Disease Control

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

Symptom, life cycle and management information for common fruit diseases.

Orchard Spray Record-keeping

The most recent versions of the Penn State Extension Orchard Spray Record-keeping tool.

A tool for managing spray application records for an orchard, designed with EPA record-keeping and reporting to processors and packing houses in mind.

Workshop Presentations

Hidden folder for all of the 2019 Winter Tree Fruit School presentations and associated files.

Historical presentations from the 2018 Winter Tree Fruit School in Biglerville, PA.

Presentations, files, and multimedia from workshops where FREC and Penn State Extension faculty, researchers, and educators have participated.

Resources for Small and Beginning Growers

Information on farm business management, including the Start Farming project, models for the future, land acquisition, value-added agriculture and food for profit. Resources also available for new women farmers, young next generation producers and next generation Hispanic producers.

Penn State Extension partners with growers in a "Models for the Future" project to provide on-farm demonstrations for new, young, and minority farmers. Two years of bio-remediation with rotation crops suppressed nematodes and improved soil health.

Resources in Spanish

Recursos para los agricultores.

Tree Fruit Budgets

Within the Penn State Tree Fruit Production Guide are budgets for tree fruit production. When considering planting an orchard or removing an existing block and replanting, you may use the budget tools to calculate your potential costs. You may also use these tools to calculate your production costs on a per acre basis.
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From 2018-2019 Tree Fruit Production Guide.

Fruit Times Alerts and Newsletter Articles

Individuals may join our distribution list by visiting the Penn State Extension tree fruit and small fruit home page and clicking on "Get Connected." You will have the option to request newsletters and alerts on fruit production, along with any other areas that may interest you.