Archive for July, 2008

Organic Apple Grower’s Hour: July 31 Summary

Posted on 31. Jul, 2008 by .

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Participants: (7 total) Doug Waples, Soldier, IA; Harry Hoch, La Crescent, MN; Dierdre Birmingham, Mineral Point, WI; Bill Wright, Green Bay, WI; Lisa DiPietro, Madison, WI; Michael Phillips, Groveton, NH; John Aue, Richland Center, WI Discussion topics: 1. Current events in Michael’s orchard: record rainfall, AM flight continues, little evidence of secondary scab, etc. 2. […]

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July 29 IPM Conference Call

Posted on 29. Jul, 2008 by .

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Updates: 1. Most growers that John works with set a second generation CM biofix between the 17th and 25th of July. 2. Red mites are continuing strong population growth. Take time to check for mites before their damage is easily visible. Once you can see bronzing from about 50 feet away, the population has already […]

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Organic Apple Grower’s Hour: July 24 Summary

Posted on 24. Jul, 2008 by .

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Participants: (9 total) Peter Johnson, Waupaca, WI; Bob Willard, Rochester, WI; Doug Waples, Soldier, IA; Harry Hoch, La Crescent, MN; Sam Atkins, Bayfield, WI; Dierdre Birmingham, Mineral Point, WI; Dan Kelly, Canton, MO; Lisa DiPietro, Madison, WI; Michael Phillips, Groveton, NH Discussion topics: 1. Current events in Michael’s orchard: apple maggot and CM damage within […]

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July 22 IPM Conference Call

Posted on 22. Jul, 2008 by .

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Updates: 1. If you have woolly apple aphid, check to see if the colonies are alive by blowing the wool off and using a hand lens. 2. It is not too late to do a leaf analysis. Trees are setting terminal buds later this year than last year. 3. It is not too late to […]

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Organic Apple Grower’s Hour: July 17 Summary

Posted on 17. Jul, 2008 by .

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Participants: (7 total) Peter Johnson, Waupaca, WI; Bob Willard, Rochester, WI; Doug Waples, Soldier, IA; Harry Hoch, La Crescent, MN; WI; Lisa DiPietro, Madison, WI; John Aue, Richland Center, WI; Michael Phillips, Groveton, NH Discussion topics: 1. Current events in Michael’s orchard: 1st CM damaged apple, Tuesday neem/herb/garlic spray, talk on medicinal aspects of apples. […]

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July 15 IPM Conference Call Summary

Posted on 15. Jul, 2008 by .

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John’s updates 1. There is widespread occurrence of PC, but nowhere has there been large numbers 2. PLH damage is ubiquitous 3. Japanese beetle problems are increasing 4. Wooley apple aphid and green apple aphid populations are substantial. It is difficult to predict when parasites will bring them down. 5. For the sooty blotch/fly speck […]

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Organic Apple Grower’s Hour: July 10 Summary

Posted on 10. Jul, 2008 by .

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Participants: (6 total) Deirdre Birmingham, Mineral Point, WI; Doug Waples, Soldier, IA; Sam Atkins, Bayfield, WI; Harry Hoch, La Crescent, MN; WI; Lisa DiPietro, Madison, WI; Michael Phillips, Groveton, NH Discussion topics: 1. Current events in Michael’s orchard: 14 day spray interval of neem and nettle, monitoring AM, encounter with a moose, etc. 2. Encouraging […]

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July 8 IPM Conference Call Summary

Posted on 08. Jul, 2008 by .

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Topics 1. Managing fireblight with streptomycin after wind/hail 2. PC: assessing control, importance of averting reproduction, likelihood of reproduction in apples 3. OBLR: checking for damage, larval hatch in fruit now occurring, possibility of OBLR damage occurring late this season, when to use growth regulators for 4. AM caught on unbaited red ball along IL/WI […]

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Marketing Opportunity

Posted on 01. Jul, 2008 by .

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July 1 IPM Conference Call Summary

Posted on 01. Jul, 2008 by .

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John’s updates 1. CM numbers are down, but still variable 2. Black rot should be close to done 3. John has not yet seen AM 4. John is seeing many OBLR in terminals 5. Many trees have set their terminals; if you are considering doing a leaf analysis, do it now. 6. John is seeing […]

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