Ants are a great example of the type of soil arthropods we featured a few weeks ago—the shredders—but they are so common, and generate so many questions, that they deserve their own article. Read article in: Spring Week 7.
There are several different types of aphid that are pests on fruit trees, but the three you’re most likely to come across are black cherry aphid, green peach aphid, and woolly aphid on apples. What they have in common is their life cycle, allo [...]
Birds--we love 'em and hate 'em! They can be so amazing, but at the same time can do so much damage to our fruit. In this article we explore the main ways of deterring birds, including giving a rundown of the different kinds of netting systems [...]
In some fruit growing districts, carpophilus beetles are a serious pest of ripening stone fruit, mainly apricots, nectarines and peaches. Read the article in Summer - Week 1
Birds are one of the biggest problems faced by fruit growers - and one of the hardest to deal with! Deterrents may work on some species of birds, but usually not for long. Some of the best ones may even work for an entire fruit season, but of [...]
Codling moth is one of the more persistent and destructive pests of apple trees. This article dives into a range of pro-techniques for preventing and managing them. Read the article in Autumn - week 6.
Codling moth is one of the most pervasive and destructive pests of apples and pears. The keys to control are (i) knowing its life cycle and whether it’s likely to be a problem in your district, (ii) monitoring, and (iii) having a treatment pla [...]
Aphids are one of the most common pests of fruit trees, and one of the easiest to control, but it pays to have a plan in place. Fill in the table in the interactive PDF to build a picture of whether you have an aphid problem at your p;ace, and [...]
Earwigs and garden weevils are quite different groups of insects, but are pests in your fruit trees in very similar ways. Both climb up your fruit trees and then live in them where they are active at night, and eat young shoots, leaves and wor [...]
Healthy trees are less prone to attacks by pests and diseases, and prevention is usually easier (and often more effective) than the cure! Read the article in Summer - Week 9
Fruit tree borer can kill whole trees, or sometimes just limbs, and are often found to be the culprit behind a mysterious dead limb, with a mass of frass (brown, sawdust-like stuff) on it. Read the article in Winter - Week 8