Archive for March, 2006

EPA Publishes Cancellation Order on Azinphos-methyl Group 2 Uses

Posted on 30. Mar, 2006 by .

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AZM (guthion)is still under review by EPA for use on apples. Read more on guthion’s status below. ============================== EPA issued an order in the Federal Register on March 29, 2006, amending registrations of azinphos methyl (AZM) products to terminate the “Group 2” uses, which include caneberries, cotton, cranberries, peaches/nectarines, potatoes, and Southern pine seed orchards.

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Now online! MDA Field Guide for Pests & Beneficials

Posted on 29. Mar, 2006 by .

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The apple pest and beneficial field guide is now available electronically at: http://www.mda.state.mn.us/IPM/applefg/default.htm Be sure to bookmark this site! Each of you should have a hard copy of the field guide. If you don’t, we have a few extra here.

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Bayfield Fruit Growers Clinic April 26 & April 27

Posted on 28. Mar, 2006 by .

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Bayfield County UW-Extension takes pride in inviting you to the Bayfield Fruit Grower’s Clinic 2006 on April 26 6.00 P.M..– 8.00 P.M. continued on April 27, 8.00 A.M. to 4.30 P.M. at the Bayfield Town Hall. This clinic is devoted to addressing commercial fruit production problems and to providing growers with the latest production technology […]

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We need your data!

Posted on 28. Mar, 2006 by .

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It is good to know that growers participating in the eco-apple project have made some real gains in using IPM and reducing pesticide risk. We couldn’t know that for sure without the data aspect of the eco-apple project. All the data is confidential and considered property of WAGA. We will provide you with your orchard-specific […]

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Bragging rights

Posted on 28. Mar, 2006 by .

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For those of you who participated in the project in 2004-2005, Tomas has crunched the IPM and pesticide risk data and come up with some great news. You’ve improved your IPM score by 13% and reduced pesticide risk by 58%. Read on for some additional accomplishments.

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Check out Red Tomato apple growers

Posted on 21. Mar, 2006 by .

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Red Tomato is a marketing group working with farmers interested in selling eco-produce. Check out their website farmer listings at the URL below. http://www.redtomato.org/farmers.html

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Welcome new growers!

Posted on 21. Mar, 2006 by .

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Welcome new growers and new Networks! We are really happy to have new growers joining the SE Network and the Lake Superior and Chippewa Valley networks working with us this summer. Growers, please remember to use the blog to share your questions and concerns by commenting on posts from John, Matt, Kristin, and Vijai. We […]

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Eco-Apple project featured in CALS Science Report

Posted on 21. Mar, 2006 by .

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The eco-apple project is featured in the CALS Science Report, a report widely distributed that showcases the University’s good work in agriculture. Bill Stone is pictured in his orchard and John Aue is quoted. If anyone would like a copy of the report, please contact me.

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AFT funds eco-apple project

Posted on 21. Mar, 2006 by .

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Good news! We have funds to support the eco-apple project through the 2007 growing season. Our proposal included money for Matt and Vijai to hire a summer helper (2006 only), money to pay for John to visit growers about 35 times per season, resources to pay for a limited number of weather monitors and traps, […]

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