Evaluation of Integrated and Biological Pest - Disease Controls in Orchards

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 1993: $1,839.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1993
Region: Northeast
State: Pennsylvania
Project Leader:


  • Fruits: general tree fruits


  • Pest Management: general pest management

    Proposal summary:

    Evaluate the effectiveness of reduced chemical measures in a commercial orchard setting. The project would use mating disruption on peaches and pheromone traps. Diseases would be monitored and predicted for pears and apples with a leaf wetness recorder. An expert system on a Macintosh computer would aid in choices of action. A comparison of fumigant and Canola for soil sterilization.

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