Protecting Fruit Trees from Insects and Diseases [webinar]

Wed, 03/24/2021
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Worms on the inside, holes and ooze on the outside, leaves curling, spotted and falling off – these are just some of the telltale signs that insects and diseases are harming your fruit trees. Spoiled fruit and reduced yields are likely, and your tree’s health could be in jeopardy too. Unfortunately, there isn’t one practice or one spray that can protect your trees, but few have more experience and expertise in thwarting pests than UNH Extension’s George Hamilton and UMaine Extension’s Glen Koehler. Hamilton, a fruit & vegetable production field specialist, and Koehler, associate scientist of integrated pest management, will share proven tips and solutions for low input approaches to protecting your fruit trees from pests, and will answer your questions and prevention and management in the home orchard.

Registration is required and a $5 donation is optional. Register on the event webpage to attend live or receive a link to the recording. This session is the last in a six-part winter gardening webinar series to be offered every other Wednesday through March for Granite State and Pine State gardeners.

Meet Our Presenters

  • Glen Koehler is a UMaine associate scientist of integrated pest management. In addition to his focus on apple pest management, he also works extensively with weather data and how it can be used to predict crop and pest issues for growers.
  • George Hamilton joined UNH Extension in 1989 and is a fruit & vegetable production field specialist. George has direct responsibilities for working with commercial farm operations, both full and part-time, in the areas of vegetables, fruit, and Integrated Pest Management.

Moderator: Nate Bernitz, Infoline Program Coordinator for UNH Extension

If you are a person with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Pamela Hargest, UMaine Extension Horticulture Professional,  at or 207.781.6099 to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 7 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however, all requests will be considered.

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