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  • Home Peach Tips

    Everybody loves a great home grown peach. Peaches can be a challenge so lets touch on some common questions I receive from the home peach orchard. How do I control the worm in my peaches? Plum curculio is the worm in the wormy peach county agents often receive questions about. Plum curculio are small weevils,…

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  • This time of year, muscadines are on everybody’s mind. Muscadines are ideal for backyard gardens because they are easy to produce They are truly a fruit for the South. Questions such as when to prune are fertilize come from muscadine enthusiasts. Let’s go over some key points about home muscadine production. How do you prune…

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  • By Emily Cabrera for CAES News With the onset of warmer, longer days, an array of pink blooms from peach, cherry and plum trees break forth — the first signs of spring. And while most of us enjoy this seasonal shift, fruit tree growers prepare their orchards for the relentless, annual migration of insect pests. Of these spring…

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  • By Bill Cline, Entomology & Plant Pathology Department, NCSU (Revised 8dec21) Cultivated blueberries are upright, deciduous, woody perennials, forming multi-stemmed bushes with maximum unpruned heights varying from 6-8 feet (highbush, southern highbush) to 10-15 feet (rabbiteye). All cultivated species require annual pruning to manage bush height and shape. Pruning also prevents over-cropping, increases berry size,…

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  • How do I manage scale insects on my peaches and plums? San Jose scale and white peach scale are major annual pests that can weaken and even destroy stone fruits if not handled regularly. Scale are sap-feeding insects that pierce stems and fruit using syringe-like mouthparts. After the scales have dispersed during their initial nymphal…

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  • This could be due to fig rust. The fungus Cerotelium fici causes fig rust, which attacks the leaves in late summer. Leaves that have been severely infected turn yellow-brown and drop. Numerous small, slightly raised, reddish brown spots will appear on the underside of the fallen leaves. These areas are frequently covered in a dusty…

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