Tree Fruit Field Guide to Insect, Mite, and Disease Pests and Natural Enemies of Eastern North America (NRAES 169)
Agnello, Art; Chouinard, G.; Firlej, A.; Turechek, W.; Vanoosthuyse, F.; Vincent, C.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but to a tree fruit grower, a picture can save thousands of dollars. This guide helps tree fruit growers identify pestilent insects, mites, and diseases, and to recognize beneficial insects, spiders, and mites that should be preserved in the orchard. Diagnostic keys for each type of tree fruit direct you to the possible solutions based on the type of damage observed. Detailed descriptions, 500 color photos, drawings showing actual pest size, and management practices are given for 89 pests, 68 diseases, and 20 beneficials. For insects and mites, the time of year they may cause damage is indicated. Extensive glossary and index.
This 238 page publication (NRAES-169) was originally published by the Natural Resource, Agriculture, and Engineering Service (NRAES, previously known as the Northeast Regional Agricultural Engineering Service), a multi-university program in the Northeast US disbanded in 2011. Plant and Life Sciences Publishing (PALS) was subsequently formed to manage the NRAES catalog. Ceasing operations in 2018, PALS was a program of the Department of Horticulture in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) at Cornell University. PALS assisted university faculty in publishing, marketing and distributing books for small farmers, gardeners, land owners, workshops, college courses, and consumers.
Natural Resource, Agriculture, and Engineering Service (NRAES)
Fruit; Disease and Pest Identification; Integrated Control; Beneficial Insects; Pest Management; Fruit and Vegetable Production; Small-Scale Farming
Previously Published As
Agnello, A. (2006). Tree fruit field guide to insect, mite, and disease pests and natural enemies of eastern North America. Ithaca, N.Y.: Natural Resource, Agriculture, and Engineering Service (NRAES), Cooperative Extension.