How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

Low temperature injury

Low temperatures can kill flowers or cause the development of misshapen fruit, depending on the severity of chilling and the stage of flower development when it occurs. Cold, dry weather in the fall may interfere with flower bud development, causing fruit to form multiple tips the following spring.

Identification

Solutions

Sprinkler irrigation used when temperatures are expected to be below freezing can help minimize frost injury.

Fruit distortion caused by low temperatures
Fruit distortion caused by low temperatures


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