Disease Resistant Apples First Line of Defense for Home Orchardists, U Kentucky Explains

University of Kentucky extension plant experts offer that to minimize risk of disease, home gardeners should consider selecting disease resistant cultivars. This preventative measure comes about because many home gardeners are not prepared for the ambush of diseases that annually flood apple trees. Even with backyards lacking the immense disease pressure experienced in commercial orchards, a proactive maintenance program is still essential to protect from insects according to UK Extension experts.

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