Got fruit? Want to add some shade with edible crops to your landscaping? This class will offer you best practices for recognizing and managing the top 12 disease and insect pests that are found on our most popular home fruit trees. Speaker Kirsten Conrad, Extension Agent for Arlington County and the City of Alexandria, explains how to grow a viable fruit crop without the use of pesticides or fungicides.
Zoom session, recorded May 14, 2021
Video of Presentation
- 0:00:00 Introduction
- 0:02:35 Best practices
- 0:13:53 Common diseases
- 0:33:27 Questions
- 0:38:55 Common Insect problems
- 1:00:05 Questions
- 1:03:16 Tactics, Tools & Tips
- 1:22:53 Questions
- 1:24:23 Selections for resistance and low maintenance
- 1:34:09 Questions
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Search by individual crop names.
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Includes spray schedules, organic controls, pest profiles, resistant and selected VA varieties, and management tactics.
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