Updated: May 11, 2021

The link below will take you to the Virginia Tech (PDF) Home Fruit Disease and Insect Management Guide. The close proximity to Maryland, the similar disease and insect problems experienced by fruit growers in both regions, and the timely information should provide guidance in managing fruit problems. 

For weed control, we recommend cultural practices such as cultivation, hand-weeding, and mulching, not using herbicides. 

(PDF) VA Tech Pest Management Guide: Home Grounds and Animals

Home fruit and diseases - Section 3