Fruit Tree Selection and Care
Speakers: Brent Black, Fruit Specialist, USU Extension; and Marion Murray, Project Leader, USU Integrated Pest Management
Fruit trees have unique needs that donít always follow traditional arboriculture practices. Depending on the desired outcomes, fruit trees can be managed for production, size, flowers, structure and health. The initial selection and long-term care of these trees play a critical role in successful establishment and disease resistant quality. In this presentation Brent Black will explain various fruit tree cultivars and root stock as well as how to prune and train fruit trees. Then, Marion Murray will follow up with pest management challenges facing Utahís fruit trees and offer solutions and tips for getting those insects and diseases under control.