Producing apples in home gardens can be challenging due to damage by insects and fungal diseases. One effective organic solution is placing developing fruit in bags. This factsheet describes the process.
Wisconsin always has a risk of spring frosts, which can injure or kill flowers or immature fruit. This factsheet outlines critical temperatures and describes ways to protect against late season frosts.
Herbicide damage is any adverse, undesired effect on a plant that is caused by exposure of that plant to a pesticide designed for weed control. Learn symptoms and more in this factsheet.
Degree Days incorporate temperature and time to quantify the rate of plant and insect development. This useful tool helps predict events such as flowering, harvest, and pest outbreaks.
Phenology is a branch of science that studies the life cycles of plants and animals with seasonal changes and weather. Learn more in this factsheet.
Author(s): T.R. Roper Proper training and pruning helps to maximize production of high-quality apples. This illustrated guide shows how and when to prune. Download Article
For fruit to develop, proper pollination must occur. This publication describes which crops require pollen from a different cultivar to set fruit, and which can set fruit on their own.
Even though we can’t grow oranges and grapefruits outdoors in the Midwest, it is possible to keep a citrus tree as a houseplant. Learn about the history of citrus and growing them as houseplants here.
Proper soil pH allows plants to efficiently take up nutrients. Learn how to reduce high soil pH in this factsheet.
This factsheet helps you determine when various apple cultivars are ripe and ready to pick, as well as provides tips on harvesting and storing your bounty.
Apple production can be a rewarding venture, but establishing a successful commercial operation takes time, skill, experience and capital. Learn how to establish a commercial orchard here.
Interested in getting higher yields of fruit, want a fruit tree but don’t have much space, or just want an interesting plant as a focal point? Read this article to learn more about the classic technique of espalier…