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Fruit Production for the Home Gardener

Fruit Production for the Home Gardener

Fruit Production for the Home Gardener 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. Production guides for commercial growers are also available from Penn State Cooperative Extension. This site mirrors the printed guide and emphasizes the most recently developed production methods that use alternative pest control strategies such as integrated pest management (IPM) to reduce pesticide use. To use such systems, the grower needs to have a complete understanding of the fruit planting as an entire system. 
The following specialists have contributed to this guide: 

  • Horticulture Robert M. Crassweller, coordinator, professor of tree fruit--apples, pears, stone fruit Kathy Demchak, senior extension associate Elsa Sanchez, assistant professor of horticultural systems 
  • Entomology Greg Krawczyk, research assistant in entomology--apples, pears, stone fruit Michael Saunders, professor of entomology--grapes 
  • Forest Resources Gary San Julian, professor of wildlife resources--deer and animal control 
  • Plant Pathology Jo Rytter, research assistant in plant pathology--apples, pears, stone fruit, brambles, strawberries, blueberries, gooseberries, currants James Travis, professor of plant pathology--apples, pears, stone fruit, grapes, brambles, strawberries, blueberries, gooseberries, currants, elderberries John Halbrendt, associate professor of plant pathology--nematology 
  • Pesticide Education Sharon Gripp, database administrator/Webmaster Rick Johnson, urban initiative specialist 
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