Published Mar 31, 2019

Paul Rasch – Spray Program

By Practical Farmers of Iowa

Iowa apple growers have to manage a wide variety of pests and diseases in order to minimize damages and maximize harvests. Implementing an effective spray program takes planning and careful monitoring throughout the year. Hear from experienced growers about the management plan and tools they use to ensure a good harvest.

Paul Rasch and Sara Goering took ownership of Wilson’s Orchard north of Iowa City in 2009. Wilson’s Orchard was established in 1980 and operates as a U-pick with over 120 varieties to choose from. Paul began crafting hard cider in September 2015 and produces seven styles of hard cider that can be found across the state.