Archive for May, 2008

May 27 IPM Conference call audio recording is now available for download

Posted on 30. May, 2008 by .

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The May 27 IPM Conference call audio recording is now available to download. We finally worked out the technical glitch! You can download it here

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Organic Network Announces Organic Orchard and Value-Added Tours June 27-28

Posted on 29. May, 2008 by .

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Mineral Point, WI (May 28, 2008) – The Midwest Organic Tree Fruit Growers Network announces its first, two-day event for all tree fruit growers at Hoch Orchard and Gardens on June 27 and 28 in La Crescent, Minnesota. While most field days focus on orchard production, this unique event starts Friday afternoon with a tour […]

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Agenda for Tuesday’s Dane County Eco-Apple Meeting

Posted on 29. May, 2008 by .

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The next meeting of the Dane County Eco Apple growers will take place Tuesday, June 3 from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. at Eplegaarden, 2227 Fitchburg Rd. Fitchburg WI 53575. Lunch will be provided. The agenda is as follows: 1. Orchard walk through/visual scouting demonstration. 2. Discussion of current season’s events to date. 3. Q&A 4. […]

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Organic Apple Grower’s Hour: May 29 Summary

Posted on 29. May, 2008 by .

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Participants: (11 total) Bill Wright, Green Bay, WI; Tom Galazen, Bayfield, WI; Sam Atkins, Bayfield, WI; Ken Mandley, Turtle Lake, WI; Deirdre Birmingham, Mineral Point, WI; Doug Waples, Soldier, IA; Harry Hoch, La Crescent, MN; Jim Lindemann, McFarland, WI; Lisa DiPietro, Madison, WI; Michael Phillips, Groveton, NH; one grower did not announce their name. Discussion […]

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Find out about scab fungicide resistance in your orchard

Posted on 27. May, 2008 by .

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This announcement comes to us from Plant Pathologist Patty McManus: OPPORTUNITY!!!! Janna Beckerman and her students at Purdue University are developing some molecular methods for monitoring scab fungicide resistance to a range of fungicides. All the bugs are not worked out, especially for the DMI’s, but they will do this test FREE of charge, except […]

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May 27 IPM Conference Call Summary

Posted on 27. May, 2008 by .

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Conversation Topics 1. Using Dodine or Topsin on scab lesions 2. Opportunity to participate in a Purdue project studying scab fungicide resistance to a range of fungicides. 3. Some disease resistant varieties susceptible to scab 4. Scab issues: possibility of ascospores degrading, danger of fruit infection, shortened infection periods once conidia are present on scab […]

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June 3 Dane Co. Eco-Apple Growers meeting

Posted on 23. May, 2008 by .

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The next Dane County Eco-Apple Growers meeting will take place on June 3, from 10-1. All are invited to attend. Lunch will be provided, and the agenda will be coming soon. Eplegaarden will be our host for the meeting. Their address is 2227 Fitchburg Rd., Fitchburg WI 53575. Please RSVP to Becky at either rstracener@ipminstitute.org […]

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Organic Apple Grower’s Hour: May 22 Summary

Posted on 23. May, 2008 by .

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Participants: (9 total) Peter Johnson, Waupaca, WI; Dierdre Birmingham, Mineral Point, WI; Tom Galazen, Bayfield, WI; Doug Waples, Soldier, IA; Bob Willard, Rochester, WI; Harry Hoch, La Crescent, MN; John Aue, Richland Center, WI; Lisa DiPietro, Madison, WI; Michael Phillips, Groveton, NH Discussion topics: 1. Tree phenology in the Midwest and Northeast 2. Insect sightings […]

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May 20 IPM Conference Call Summary

Posted on 20. May, 2008 by .

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John’s updates 1. John saw the first primary scab lesions last week 2. Only a few of the orchards John has seen have trapped CM 3. John has seen green fruit worm 4. Leaf miner counts are down this season 5. John has not seen PC Conversation Topics 1. CM mating disruption: lures to use, […]

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Organic Apple Grower’s Hour: May 15 Summary

Posted on 15. May, 2008 by .

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Participants: (16 total) Bill Wright, Green Bay, WI, Patty McManus, Madison, WI, Peter Johnson, Waupaca, WI, Sam Atkins, Bayfield, WI, Dierdre Birmingham, Mineral Point, WI, Rob Hartman, location unknown, Tom Galazen, Bayfield, WI, Ken Mandley, Turtle Lake, WI, Doug Waples, Soldier, IA, Jim Lindemann, McFarland, WI, Peter Werts, Bayfield, WI, Paul Rasch, Solon, IA, Bob […]

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