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Welcome to the Fruit Pathology Program at Ohio State University!

Fruit production in Ohio is diverse and contributes over 22 million dollars annually to Ohio’s economy. Apples, strawberries, grapes and peaches are the leading fruit crops produced in Ohio in terms of acreage. Ohio also produces blueberries, brambles, pears, cherries, plums, and pawpaw (Ohio’s official native fruit) using a range of production systems. The Fruit Pathology Program at Ohio State University serves commercial and backyard fruit growers as well as other interested clientele. The Fruit Pathology Program focuses on developing sustainable management practices for fruit diseases that benefit the grower, the consumer and the environment. Our goal is to provide science-based information that will allow fruit growers to produce a high quality and safe product. This is achieved through research, outreach and teaching. We invite you to explore the website to learn more about the Fruit Pathology Program at Ohio State University and to make use of the many resources available to assist you with your fruit disease and food safety problems.