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American Plum Borer
Description of the American Plum Borer, a major pest of commercial cherry orchards. Sections include Life Stages, Host Range, Injury or Damage, Factors Affecting Abundance, Life History, Monitoring and Control. Color photographs included.

Apple Maggot
Description of Apple Maggot(Rhagoletis pomonella), a common insect pest of apples, pears, plums, apricots, hawthorns, and crabapples. Sections include Host Range, Life Stages, Factors Affecting Abundance, Life History, Injury or Damage, Monitoring, and Control. Some color photographs.

Budding and Grafting Fruit Trees
MSU Extension Service
Michigan State University
Extension Publications E508

An overview of the most common and effective methods for budding and grafting fruit trees.


Robert F. Carlson, Arthur E. Mitchell, Horticulture
Issued August 1965 8 pages (Fil. 1)

Robert F. Carlson, Horticulture
Reprinted June 1971 8 pages (Fil. 2)

Robert F. Carlson, Arthur E. Mitchell, Horticulture
Reprinted June 1976 8 pages (Fil. 3)

Robert F. Carlson, Horticulture
Reprinted April 1978 8 pages (Fil. 4)

Archive copy of bulletin. Do not use for current recommendations. For current recommendations contact your local Michigan Extension office.

Cherry Fruitworm
Description of the Cherry Fruitworm, a fruit pest of tree fruits and blueberries. Sections include Life Stages, Host Range, and Injury or Damage.

Cherry Leaf Spot Control
MSU Extension Service
Michigan State University
Extension Publications E42

N.A.
Issued May 1925 2 pages (Fil. 1)

Archive copy of bulletin. Do not use for current recommendations. For current recommendations contact your local Michigan Extension office.

Control of Insects on Deciduous Fruits and Tree Nuts in the Home Orchard - Without Pesticides
This bulletin describes how to control common fruit and nut pests without pesticides. Descriptions of beneficial insects and their use to control pests is provided. Color photographs show common pests and beneficial insects. Revised. 39 pp. Archive copy of bulletin. Do not use for current recommendations.

Dogwood Borer
Description of the Dogwood Borer, an insect pest of apples and blueberries. Sections include Life Stages, Host Range, Injury or Damage, Factors Affecting Abundance, Life History, Monitoring and Control. Color photographs included.

Dwarfed Fruit Trees
MSU Extension Service
Michigan State University
Extension Publications E432

R.F. Carlson, Horticulture
Issued March 1964 4 pages (Fil. 1)

R.F. Carlson, Horticulture
Issued February 1966 6 pages (Fil. 1)

Archive copy of bulletin. Do not use for current recommendations. For current recommendations contact your local Michigan Extension office.

Fighting Fireblight in Southwest Michigan
This publication discusses ways to best fight fireblight, a serious disease of apples in Michigan. Specifically addresses the pros and cons of pruning out fireblight. Color photographs included.

Fire Blight Pages
Listing of MSU and non-MSU webpages devoted to Fire blight, a serious disease of apples and pears.

Fire Blight Symptoms
This publication contains a description of the annual disease cycle of the fire blight disease in apples illustrated with pictures. Sections include blossom blight, canker margin symptoms, shoot blight symptoms, midseason symptoms, rootstock blight, etc. Many color photographs included.

Getting The Most From Roundup
This publication offers tips for using Roundup(Glyphosate), a herbicide commonly used in fruit production in Michigan. It addresses the problem of "hard water antagonism", when hard water prevents the proper absorption of Glyphosate.

Growing Fruit Trees at Home
MSU Extension Service
Michigan State University
Extension Publications E3173

If you are considering growing you own fruits, making some preparations before planting will improve your chances of success.

by Gary Heilig, MSU Extension Educator

This publication is available from the MSU Extension Bookstore

Growing Nuts and Minor Fruits in Michigan

How to successfully grow nut trees and minor fruit trees for ornament, shade and their fruit in Michigan. 13 pp.

Archive copy of bulletin. Do not use for current recommendations.For current recommendations contact your local Extension office. Michigan Offices.



Guarding Michigan Fruit and Nut Trees Against Root Rot
Researchers at the Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station are working to find long-term and sustainable solutions to Armillaria root rot — a soil-borne fungal disease that threatens Michigan's $70 million per-year cherry industry. The scientists' goals are to develop rot-resistant cherry rootstocks and to create management tools that growers can use to control Armillaria. 2 pp.

How to Avoid Cherry Tree Trunk Damage Caused by Trunk Shakers

Mechanical trunk shakers are used to harvest most of the tart and sweet cherry crops in Michigan. As many as 2/3 of young trees can be damaged by the shakers, which are designed for larger trees, and can lead to a 50% decrease in tree longevity, resulting in a significantly lower total orchard life. Archive copy of bulletin, do not use for current recommendations. Includes grapics and pictures. 13pp.



How to Recognize and Control Apple Scab

Overview of apple scab, a fungal disease of apple trees. Sections include symptoms, life cycles, and control. 5 pp.

Archive copy of bulletin. Do not use for current recommendations.



Insect and Disease Control in the Home Orchard and Vegetable Garden

Cooperative Extension Service
Michigan State University
Extension Bulletin e60

H.A. Cardinell, W.N. Clark, J.B. Edmond
Issued  February  1928   8 pages   (Fil. 1) 

Archive copy of bulletin. Do not use for current recommendations.  For current recommendations contact your local Extension offices.
 



Insect and Disease Control on Backyard Fruit Trees
List of fruit sprays used for combatting insects and diseases on backyard fruit trees. Includes mixing instructions and proper spraying dates.

Irrigation Needs for Fruit Trees Based on Replacing Water Losses
Describes the irrigation needs for fruit trees when just replacing their water losses. Discusses how to calculate net water loss per week and how much to irrigate based on those calculations.

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