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Pests and Diseases That Plague Cherries

Kelly Givens explains some of the problems that can affect cherries and how to protect the harvest.

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control insects on cherry trees to protect fruit
Photo 1 of 4Cherries with insect damage will look like the ones seen here.

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Kelly Givens shares information on the diseases, pests and weather conditions that can adversely affect cherry trees. Early spring frosts can damage cherry blooms, but an old real estate adage ("location, location, location") can help keep Jack Frost's dangers at bay. We also lean how to minimize bird damage to a cherry crop, discover the benefits of good sanitation practices in an orchard and find out the secret to harvesting cherries at their peak of ripeness.

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