Archive for July, 2007

Save the date! All Networks Meeting November 12

Posted on 31. Jul, 2007 by .

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Mark your calendars for The Eco-Apple Project’s annual All Networks Meeting on November 12. It will be held from 9:30 to 4:00 in the Madison DATCP boardroom. This meeting is your chance to give us feedback about your experience as an Eco-Apple network grower and to influence the direction of the project in the upcoming […]

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Endocrine Disruptors

Posted on 31. Jul, 2007 by .

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EPA to Screen Common Pesticides for their Potential to Disrupt Hormones. In June, the EPA issued a draft list of 73 chemicals first in line to be screened for their potential to disrupt the endocrine system. An endocrine disruptor is a chemical that mimics hormones, blocks production of hormones, or decreases or increases the production […]

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No conference Call Aug 6, Final Call is on Aug 13

Posted on 30. Jul, 2007 by .

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There will be no Eco-Apple conference call next Monday, August 6, as John Aue will be at the Southest Network Eco-Apple Meeting. If you would like to attend this meeting and have not yet received an invite, please contact Lisa at ldipietro@wisc.edu or 608-265-3637. Also, as many growers are gearing up for harvest season, we […]

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July 30 Conference Call

Posted on 30. Jul, 2007 by .

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John’s Updates 1. Many growers with early apple harvests are putting on what they hope will be their last spray for codling moth. John is concerned about the dangers of not controlling late flights of codling moth, and recommends maintaining trap counts beyond your last spray. One option for late season codling moth control is […]

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July 23 Conference Call

Posted on 23. Jul, 2007 by .

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John’s Updates 1. In many orchards, second generation CM are starting to fly in dramatic numbers. Conversation Topics 1. San Jose scale- ability to spread very quickly, how to scout for it. 2. 17-year Cicadas- most have completed their life cycle, so no longer pose a threat. 3. Wooly apple aphid- more widespread this year, […]

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July 16 Conference Call

Posted on 16. Jul, 2007 by .

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John’s Updates: 1. OFM numbers have been increasing. In the last four to five days John has seen significant numbers of OFM. 2. Some orchards’ CM counts never dropped below threshold. 3. Apple maggot numbers are increasing, but they are not yet very high on most orchards. 4. The second generation tissue feeders of spotted […]

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Apple Summer Field Day

Posted on 09. Jul, 2007 by .

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The Wisconsin Apple Summer Field Day will be held on Tuesday, July 24 at the Peninsular Agricultural Research Station north of Sturgeon Bay. You can see the program here: Download file You can find the registration form here: Download file

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More on the Origin of Our Apples

Posted on 09. Jul, 2007 by .

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Malus species are native to North America, but the culinary apples that we use today are largely from imported sources. Early settlers brought apple seeds and later settlers brought potted trees with them. So while apples are native to North America, most common apples that we eat originated in Asia, traveled through Europe, and were […]

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July 9 Conference Call Summary

Posted on 09. Jul, 2007 by .

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John’s Updates 1. The Dogwood Borer flight is nearly over. 2. The OBLR flight has been more sporadic and lighter than years past. A number of orchards, however, are at threshold for larvae even though adult counts were low. 3. Wooly apple aphid is a potential problem for a number of orchards. When these aphids […]

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nominations needed – USDA REESTABLISHES FRUIT AND VEGETABLE INDUSTRY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Posted on 02. Jul, 2007 by .

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The USDA announced last week that it has reestablished the Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee. The purpose of the advisory committee is to examine the full spectrum of issues the fruit and vegetable industry faces and offer the secretary of agriculture advice on how USDA can tailor its programs to better meet the industry’s […]

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