Fruit Growing Information


Important Links

Apple Information Manager (AIM)  This site developed by researchers and extension agents at the Universities of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont has links to websites that should benefit New England commercial apple growers. It has links for an archival library, decision support, newsletters, and weather, and for contacting extension agents.

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Fruit Loop  This site that provides information on deciduous tree fruit production in the mid-Atlantic area was cooperatively developed by the state universities of Virginia Tech, West Virginia University, University of Maryland, Penn State University, and Rutgers University. It has links to Virginia Tech (focus on entomology), West Virginia University (focus on plant pathology), Penn State Fruit Research and Extension Center (current pest status and repository of publications), Virtual Orchard (host for regional fruit information), and USDA Appalachian Fruit Research Station (research updates and profiles of staff members).

2003-2004 New England Apple Pest Management Guide and Updates  A new regional fruit grade is expected to be available in late March 2007.

2006 Pest Management Guidelines for Commerical Tree Fruit Production (Cornell University)  A 2007 guide should be available in the Spring of 2007.

Scaffolds Fruit Journal  This newsletter published by Cornell University at Geneva (New York State Agricultural Experiment Station) and Ithaca provides a weekly update on pest management and crop development. This site has links to other fruit-related sites such as Apple IPM: A Guide for Sampling and Managing Major Apple Pests in New York State, Cornell Tree Fruit Pest Management Recommendations, Fruit Notes, IPM Tree Fruit Insect Fact Sheets, and Sustainable Apple Production.

The UMass Fruit Advisor  This site developed by the University of Massachusetts Extension has information on apples, peaches, pears, plum and cherries. It has links to Healthy Fruit, Fruit Notes, Fact Sheets, IPM, March Message, and other sites with fruit-growing information.

University of Connecticut  University of Connecticut fruit pest message.

New England Agricultural Statistics Service  This website provides a wide variety of New England agricultural statistics.  Statistics from the rest of the nation may be obtained at

The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
Plant Pest Handbook.  A guide to insects, diseases, and other disorders affecting plants.  On-line and updated version of the Plant Pest Handbook.  The Station published its first report on effective and practical means of controlling plant diseases in 1889. In the many decades that followed, Station scientists published hundreds of scientific reports on the biology and ecology and on the chemical, natural, and integrated pest management (IPM) of diseases, insects, mites, and nematodes of Connecticut crops and plants. This great wealth of information was initially summarized in the Station’s first Plant Pest Handbook published in two volumes in 1933 and 1934. The Plant Pest Handbook was last published in 1956.