Lake County
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Lake County

Apple/Pear Tree Management

Caring for Backyard Apple and Pear Trees -  Resources for the Home Orchardist


For a printable brochure about the Unmanaged Apple and Pear Tree Outreach Program, click here!

These two leaflets give general care guidelines; including pruning, fertility, and irrigation:

Apples and Pears: Calendar of Operations for Home Gardeners (#7258) 

Codling Moth Adults
Codling Moth Adults

Calendar of Operations for Backyard Pear Trees in Lake County 

For information on how to manage individual pests - provided you know which pest you are dealing with - download free “Pest Notes” from the UC Integrated Pest Management (UCIPM) web site: 
http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PDF/PESTNOTES/index.html

 


The following web pages will help you identify specific pests. Click on the name of the pest to view photos: 
Pear Psylla
Pear Psylla
 


Codling Moth damage Inside Fruit
Codling Moth damage Inside Fruit
 

The following free publications also include management guidelines specifically for the home orchardist:  
Codling Moth (# 7412) 
San Jose Scale Damage
San Jose Scale Damage

 



More extensive information written primarily for larger scale and commercial growers can also provide useful information for serious home gardeners:
 
 


The following books can be purchased from the Lake County UCCE office, 883 Lakeport Blvd., Lakeport, CA 95453; 707-263-6838, celake@ucdavis.edu:
 
Integrated Pest Management for Apples and Pears, 2nd edition (# 3340, $25.00)

Home Orchard: Growing your own Deciduous Fruit and Nut trees (# 3485, $18.75)

Tree Fruit Pest Identification and Monitoring Cards (flashcards; # 3426, $11.25)
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