Information on the major pests of fruit crops in Pennsylvania and pest management practices for growing fruit crops such as tree fruits, grapes, brambles, and berries.
Green fruit worm larva
Informative fact sheets found in the Tree Fruit Production Guide
This guide has been developed as a resource for people who wish to produce fruit on a small scale (one acre or less) and who are not legally licensed to use pesticides.
This commercial guide is revised every two years with input by a score of Penn State faculty members and other consultants. It is meant to be a reference that growers and other fruit industry personnel can turn to often.
In addition to providing site-specific conditions for research, the facility increases opportunities for growers, consultants, consumers, and students to observe experiments and to consult with scientists. Extension specialists apply experimental findings to local conditions, and, in turn, make suggestions to scientists about new research needs.