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for Home Gardeners

Mike Parker demonstrating pruning

Properly pruning a mature peach tree is an important spring chore for homeowners.


Training and Pruning Fruit Trees
Training and pruning is important to help trees develop proper shape and form. This publication from N.C. State University describes and illustrates four training systems and the various types of pruning cuts.

Disease and Insect Management in the Home Orchard
Homeowners who grow fruit in backyards or small orchards find that diseases and insect pests often ruin the entire crop and in some instances damage the tree itself. This publication describes preplanting considerations and post planting steps a homeowner can take to reduce the incidence of disease and insect damage.

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Michael Parker, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. Michael ParkerExtension Horticulture Specialist and Associate Professor (Tree Fruits / Pecans) Call Dr. Michael E-mail Dr. Michael Horticultural Science
NC State Extension, NC State University
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