Q: How do I control or prevent insect or disease damage to my Pear tree?
A: For an explanation of Pear tree care visit RCE fact sheet FS114, Pear Pest Control Schedule for New Jersey Home Orchards. This fact sheet has been developed using Integrated Pest Management, a system that helps to anticipate and prevent pest problems from reaching damaging levels by using a wide range of control tactics. IPM strategies use control measures only when necessary, which saves time, and results in the judicious use of pesticides. Note: This information is not intended for ornamental Pear trees such as Bradford, Aristocrat, or Redspire!