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Integrated Pest Management Manual for Minnesota Apple Orchards


The Integrated Pest Management Manual for Minnesota Apple Orchards publication incorporates research data collected in Minnesota orchards in the past several years, as well as tested IPM concepts and information from various other states. This manual is intended to be a tool for apple growers to sample, monitor, and manage key insect, mite, and diseases in Minnesota and surrounding states.

>>> Download the manual (PDF: 1.47 MB / 66 pages)

If you are a commercial apple grower in Minnesota, you can receive a printed copy by calling 651-201-6012.

Cover of the IPM Manual for Minnesota Apple OrchardsTable of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Pest Management Concepts & Definitions
  3. Using Pesticides Safely
  4. Pest Scouting
  5. Calendar of Orchard Events in Minnesota; Activity and Phenology of Common Pest Insects and Diseases of Apple in Minnesota
  6. Biology and Management of Key Pests & Diseases of Apple in Minnesota
    Apple Maggot | Plum Curculio | Codling Moth | Obliquebanded Leafroller | Redbanded Leafroller | Spotted Tentiform Leafminer | Mites | Apple Scab | Fire Blight
  7. Pest Management Programs for Minnesota Apple Growers
  8. Control of Weeds and Vertebrate Pests
  9. Tips for Managing Pests in Organic Apples
  10. Pest Control Options

Appendix 1: References and Suggested Readings

Appendix 2: Sources of Pest Management Supplies


Funding for the revised 2007 Manual is provided through partnership agreements with the Minnesota Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (MFVGA) and the United States Department of Agriculture – Risk Management Agency (RMA). These institutions are equal opportunity providers.

MDA Contact

Jeanne Ciborowski
Integrated Pest Management Program Coordinator
jeanne.ciborowski@state.mn.us
651-201-6217

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