Most Ohio fruit growers, whether they have thousands of trees or just a few in their backyard, are well acquainted with the woes of growing fruit in Ohio. We have the perfect conditions for a slew of fruit diseases from fireblight and apple scab to peach borers and a variety of fungus.
But, great news! There is hope. Check out the resurrection of the Ohio Fruit News, a monthly newsletter put together by experts from Ohio State University to give disease updates and recommendations for treatments. Check out the newsletter at: https://cpb-us-w2.wpmucdn.com/u.osu.edu/dist/b/28945/files/2017/04/Edition5_04302018_RM_VF-1d60e9x.pdf. You can subscribe to receive the newsletter by email by visiting https://u.osu.edu/fruitpathology/ and clicking on the “Subscribe Now” pop up in the bottom right-hand corner.
Happy growing season!