Archive for March, 2008

Dane County Eco-Apple Network Meeting April 4

Posted on 31. Mar, 2008 by .

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Following is a message from a coordinator for the Dane County Eco-Apple Network. Anyone who is interested is invited to attend this meeting; please RSVP to Becky Stracener at rstracener@ipminstitute.org and provide her with your name, number, and email. Dear Dane County Eco Apple growers and interested friends, Our next meeting will take place Friday, […]

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Northeastern US eco-apple Red-Yellow-Green List

Posted on 31. Mar, 2008 by .

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As per a request received at the March Grower Strategy Meeting, I am posting the “Red-Yellow-Green list” used by growers in the Northeastern US eco-apple program. This list delineates commonly used apple chemicals into groups depending on their risk. The list is in part III of the NE eco-apple protocol, which you can download below: […]

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IPM Conference Calls begin Tuesday, April 15 at 8 am.

Posted on 28. Mar, 2008 by .

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This season, we are happy to again offer free weekly conference calls with IPM coach John Aue and other IPM experts. The purpose of the calls is to help growers get their pest management questions answered more quickly and easily. To address grower feedback regarding last year’s calls, we have made a few changes: 1.) […]

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Grower Strategy Meeting Summary

Posted on 26. Mar, 2008 by .

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You can download the summary of the Grower Strategy meeting held in the Dells on March 4th below. In it, you will find a list of growers’ ideas for improving existing Eco-Apple activities and embarking on new directions. We will try to follow through on many of these suggestions! Download file If you have an […]

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We can pay your registration for the MDA Apple IPM Short Course

Posted on 11. Mar, 2008 by .

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If you are an Eco-Apple network grower, we can pay your registration fee to attend the Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s Apple IPM Short Course. The Short Course will be held March 20-21 at the South St. Paul Hotel and Conference Center. The cost is $75.00, and four Michigan State University specialists will be speaking. For […]

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Tell your customers and neighbors: Fruit Growing Short Course for Homeowners Mar 14 and 15

Posted on 11. Mar, 2008 by .

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This is very short notice, but we learned today of a training opportunity for Homeowners and very small commercial growers. If you have been wondering where to send any neighbors or customers who want to better manage their trees, tell them about this short course: Horticulturist Bob Purvis will teach a 12-hour short course, “Fruit […]

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Homeowner Pest Management Handout

Posted on 10. Mar, 2008 by .

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A number of growers at last week’s grower strategy meeting mentioned that they wished they had something they could hand out to their customers when asked about how to better care for backyard apple trees. Here is a link to an Extension publication on that very subject. http://learningstore.uwex.edu/pdf/A2179.PDF

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Grower Strategy Meeting Tomorrow

Posted on 03. Mar, 2008 by .

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Our meeting to determine the future of the Eco-Apple Project is tomorrow, Tuesday, Mar 4. If you can make it to the Chula Vista in the Dells for all or part of the meeting, even if you didn’t RSVP, please come! Here are some of the questions that we hope to answer at this meeting: […]

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