1st time pruning of 5 year old Pear tree
Does OSU have some literature on pruning Pear trees? At some point I really need to do some pruning. I've heard early spring is the right time (past and gone now). I also need information on spraying as our fruit gets wormy (probably too late now for that as well. What does Oregon extention service have to help me?
Washington County Oregon
Yes - OSU has a great publication that you can access online that addresses pruning fruit trees: http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1957/22166/pnw400.pdf
We also have a great publication for managing insects and diseases in fruit/nut trees. If you look on page 5 of this publication for pears, it will give you a spray calendar for specific insects and diseases: http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1957/18027/ec631.pdf;jsessionid=3A7B317CF62CDFB5DA4B9387643C3A78?sequence=1
I hope this is what you were looking for.