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Eric Vinje

Hi Tom –

What can you do to prevent pest problems down the road? Lot’s. Discouraging orchard pests by knowing the conditions they favor, say lots of moisture, and then denying them is a start. Veteran growers know what pests to expect in their area on the specific trees they plant. If you’re new to fruit trees, you might want to take a look at the following page for a list of common orchard and tree pests complete with pictures and earth-friendly remedies.


With that said, some of the first-line defenses of organic garden and IPM programs for orchards, things like Tanglefoot Pest Barrier, Orchard Spray, Insecticidal Soap, and Kaolin Clay, should be in every gardener’s shed.

Good luck!