Pest Alert – Early Fall Leaf Spot on Fruit Trees

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Minimally maintained fruit trees are experiencing late-season leaf spot fungi. Luckily, these leaf spot infections are not anything to worry about. Fruit trees will be losing their leaves for the fall season in the next couple of weeks anyway.

Pear tree
Home gardeners should get their trees on a spray program. For home gardeners, I recommend using an organic pest control program. This spray program would work for peaches as well.
Learn more about caring for fruit trees here: North Carolina Production Guide for Smaller Orchard Plantings. Fertilization and pruning are very important parts of a proper tree care program.
Pear tree close up
Peach tree Peach tree close up