Fruit Integrated Pest Management

San Jose scale colonies can literally coat all surfaces of a tree. When densities are high, the feeding damage of the insect will kill the cambium and can cause the death of established wood. The 8-10 year-old scaffold branches (pictured) on an apple tree were killed by tremendous SJS densities.

The following links provide helpful information, images, and updates on fruit pest and disease control for both commercial orchardists and homeowners.

Insect and Disease Information

     apricot   cherry   apple   peach
Apricot Cherry Apple Peach
pear plum small fruit
Pear Plum Small Fruit

Image Gallery

IPM Advisory - Tree Fruit

IPM Advisory - Vegetable


Commercial Tree Fruit Production Guide 

Backyard Fruit Pest Management Guide

Invasive Fruit Pest Guide

Research Reports

Insect Pest Biofixes

Pest Monitoring Videos

Utah TRAPs, a degree day calculator from the Utah Climate Center