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Woolly apple aphids can overwinter on the bark at old wounds like pruning cuts. They start multiplying in spring.

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Apple powdery mildew is most often found on newer foliage which is covered in spores and mycelium.

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All the small spots on this leaf are brown mites. They are a cool-season mite that cause leaf stippling.

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It is best to catch fire blight infections early. They will cause the flower cluster to wilt and then turn brown or black.

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Powdery mildew on peach can appear as bright white spots or "rusty spot" where the skin is russeted and brown.

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Fire blight bacteria overwinter in old infections such as cankers. Bacteria are spread from flower to flower by wind-driven rain, and by pollinating insects.

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Large wind machines moves air to raise temperature by 1 to 4 degrees over 10 acres.

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For frost protection, make sure the covering goes to the ground. Image courtesy Haxnicks Gardening.

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Check fruit for damage throughout the season. The brown material on the outside of this fruit is frass (excrement), indicating a larva feeding on the seeds...