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NC Apples

Crop Profile

  • Apple Crop Profile
    A production overview for apple crops within the state of North Carolina including general production information, production practices, worker activities, insect and mite, and disease management including chemical, biological and cultural control methods.

Production

  • Integrated Orchard Management Guide for Commercial Apples in the Southeast
    Very detailed management guide produced as a cooperative effort from universities across the southeast. Contents include information on plant growth regulators, insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, vertebrate management and fertility. Addresses IPM practices, pesticide safety, pesticide toxicity, and pesticide resistance.

Diseases

Insects

  • Apple Pest Management – Entomology Portal, N.C. Cooperative Extension
    Overview with links to webpages with weekly data for Western NC insect pest populations from trap captures, news and resources, and detailed information on the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) for NC for apple growers

Publications

  • North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual
    The manual has ten main sections:
    I. Pesticide use and safety information
    II. Chemical application equipment
    III. How to send specimens for disease, insect, and weed identification
    IV. Fertilizer use
    V. Insect control
    VI. Insect and disease control of fruits
    VII. Chemical weed control
    VIII. Plant growth regulators
    IX. Animal damage control
    X. Disease control
    Detailed information on controlling pests of field crops, forage crops, grains, fruits, vegetables, ornamentals, turf, landscape, nursery, livestock, poultry, home garden, communities, and industrial sites is included.
  • Integrated Orchard Management Guide for Commercial Apples in the Southeast
    Very detailed management guide produced as a cooperative effort from universities across the southeast. Contents include information on plant growth regulators, insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, vertebrate management and fertility. Addresses IPM practices, pesticide safety, pesticide toxicity, and pesticide resistance.
  • Commercial Tree Fruits (Horticulture Information Leaflets) – N.C. Cooperative Extension
    Printable guides for specific and important production topics on fruit and nut trees. Leaflets on apple include rootstocks and tree spacing, bloom and ripening in varieties in NC, high density orchard management, and training and pruning fruit trees.
  • Online Ag Publications – Department of Horticulture Science, NCSU
    Printable guides on a broad range of detailed horticulture topics including apple pollination, biological control of mites on apples, and high density apple orchard management

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