The guide contains the latest recommendations for insecticides, fungicides, nematicides, and herbicides for commercial apple production. The guide is a collaborative effort by Extension specialists and researchers from land grant institutions in the southeastern United States.
Revised annually, this guide provides spraying schedules for insect and disease pests of apple, pear, cherry, peach and plum trees. You will find safety tips, hints for figuring chemical application rates, and discussions about most pests that attack Missouri fruit trees.
The guide's reference format facilitates locating specific fruit and disease information quickly. Each entry includes chemical material, rate per 100 gallon, rate per acre and comments for each pest/problem.
Grapevines require annual pruning to remain productive and manageable and to achieve consistent yields. Dormant vines are pruned in early spring to adjust pruning severity to account for midwinter cold injury. Growers control production by pruning to achieve consistent yields. Grapevines can potentially produce 10-12 tons per acre (average is 5 tons). Allowing vines to overproduce reduces vigor and future yields.