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Winter Gardening Series: Protecting Fruit Trees from Insects and Diseases

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.

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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UMaine Extension Workshops, Classes, and Events
5741 Libby Hall
Orono, Maine 04469-5741
Phone: 207.581.3188 or 800.287.0274 (in Maine)E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
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