Archive for March, 2007

Research Topics for Improved Organic Tree Fruits

Posted on 30. Mar, 2007 by .

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Below is a list of most important research topics for improved organic tree fruits developed by growers, researchers and industry reps. at the Fourth International Organic Tree Fruit Symposium at Michigan State University. This list will be sent to Extension’s Integrated Organic Program and to the Organic Farming Research Foundation to provide ideas for future […]

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Weekly conference calls with John Aue start Apr 2

Posted on 27. Mar, 2007 by .

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This season you have the opportunity to participate in weekly conference calls with IPM coach John Aue and other IPM experts. The purpose of the calls is to help farmers get their pest management questions answered more quickly and easily. The first call will be held Monday, April 2 from 9-10am. Monday’s agenda: 9:00-9:10 Report/discussion […]

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Guthion and imidan use

Posted on 19. Mar, 2007 by .

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As you all know, EPA issued its final decision on Azinphos-methyl to phase out the remaining uses by September 30, 2012. EPA plans to further restrict phosmet (imidan)and will include risk mitigation on labels of phosmet products sold or distributed by the registrant after June 2008. Additional phosmet mitigation includes: * lower seasonal maximum application […]

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Patch for Spec 8 Pro

Posted on 13. Mar, 2007 by .

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From Bob… I want to thank everyone who called in about the software program, Spec 8 Pro. Spectrum released a patch for Spec 8 Pro. After I publicized the software problems, Spectrum promised and delivered a patch over the weekend. The new files work. If you have not received the patched files, call Mike Dunning […]

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Problems with Spectrum Weather Equipment

Posted on 09. Mar, 2007 by .

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Here is a message from Bob Barthel about problems with Spectrum Weather equipment: Quoting Bob… I upgraded my weather station and software this winter. I use Spectrum weather stations for my IPM program. Spectrum released a new version of the software, Spec8 Pro, which is required for their 2000 series weather stations and orchard monitors. […]

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Draft IPM protocol for Eastern US growers

Posted on 07. Mar, 2007 by .

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You can download the files below to look at draft IPM protocol for Eco-Apple growers in New England. These growers are working with Red Tomato. Red Tomato is a nonprofit organization that helps family farmers by connecting them to customers who want high-quality produce, using two primary strategies: 1. Developing new markets and managing all […]

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Three Grafting/Pruning classes in April

Posted on 05. Mar, 2007 by .

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1. Bob Purvis is offering his Sixth Annual Minnesota Grafting Seminar on Saturday, April 21, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Apple Shack at the Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center near Hastings, MN, southeast of the Twin Cities. The workshop includes instruction, demonstration, and hands-on grafting of apple, apricot, cherry, pear, and […]

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Spray Program Manager

Posted on 01. Mar, 2007 by .

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You can download this Spray Program Manager Spreadsheet to help set up/compare chemical budgets. Please see Bob Barthel’s note about the program below. Download file …From Bob Barthel, Thursday, Mar 1, 2007: Hello, As winter wains, most of us are setting up our chemical budgets and purchasing pesticides. I found this spreadsheet from PSU extension […]

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2006 Survey and Pesticide Use Reporting Sheet

Posted on 01. Mar, 2007 by .

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You can download a digital copy of the 2006 Apple IPM Survey, the Pesticide Use Reporting Sheet, and a list of chemicals registered for use on apples in Wisconsin here. Download file IPM Survey Download file Reporting Sheet Download file Chemical List If you have any questions, please contact Lisa at (608)265-3637 or ldipietro@wisc.edu

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