Archive for August, 2008

We need your input on the Organic Apple Grower’s Hour

Posted on 29. Aug, 2008 by .

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To all those who listened in to the Organic Apple Grower’s Hour: We hope you enjoyed our first season of holistic apple management conference calls. Now we need you to help us by taking a moment to complete an evaluation of the calls. Here is why, during this busy harvest time, we are asking you […]

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We need your input to improve our IPM conference calls and blog

Posted on 29. Aug, 2008 by .

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To all who listened to the IPM conference calls and/or who visit the Apple Talk blog: Thanks for participating in another great season of IPM knowledge sharing. Now we need you to help us by taking a moment to complete the evaluation of the calls and blog below. Here is why, during this busy time, […]

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Organic Apple Grower’s Hour: August 28 Summary

Posted on 28. Aug, 2008 by .

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Note: This is the last Organic Apple Grower’s Hour of the summer. We will hold one more conference call in November (date and time TBA). This call will be an opportunity for growers to discuss with Michael and others the effectiveness of their orchard management strategies this season. Also, I will soon post an evaluation […]

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Organic Apple Grower’s Hour: August 21 Summary

Posted on 21. Aug, 2008 by .

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Participants (7 total): Deirdre Birmingham, Mineral Point, WI; Tom Galazen, Bayfield, WI; Linda Hezel, Kearney, MO; Doug Waples, Soldier, IA; Lisa DiPietro, Madison, WI; Michael Phillips, Groveton, NH Discussion Topics: 1. Current events at Michael’s orchard: picking Dutchess, coyotes eating Red Free and Williams Pride 2. Early drops: causes of, options for addressing the problem […]

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August 19 IPM Conference Call

Posted on 19. Aug, 2008 by .

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Note: This is the last IPM conference call of the season. Thanks to John for helping everyone get through another round of scab, codling moth, plum curculio, apple maggot, and the many other pests of apples. Lisa will contact you soon to get your input on the calls this season. Topics: 1. Summer diseases: keeping […]

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Organic Apple Grower’s Hour: August 14 Summary

Posted on 14. Aug, 2008 by .

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Participants (7 total): Deirdre Birmingham, Mineral Point, WI; Sam Atkins, Bayfield, WI; Bob Willard, Rochester, WI; Linda Hezel, Kearney, MO; John Aue, Richland Center, WI; Lisa DiPietro, Madison, WI; Michael Phillips, Groveton, NH Discussion Topics: 1. Current events at Michael’s orchard: apple maggots and Entrust spheres, first apples have fallen off of Duchess, picking up […]

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August 12 IPM Conference Call

Posted on 12. Aug, 2008 by .

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Topics: 1. Fire blight: seeing more infections than usual, seeing infections on fruit not hit by hail, seeing infections on fruit where no blight is visible on branches, etc. 2. Black rot: seeing many infections this year, identification of fruit rots, etc. 3. Powdery mildew: possibility of smothering with Stylet oil 4. Scab: resurgence of […]

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Organic Apple Grower’s Hour: August 14 Summary

Posted on 07. Aug, 2008 by .

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Participants (5 total): Deirdre Birmingham, Mineral Point, WI; Doug Waples, Soldier, IA; Sam Atkins, Bayfield, WI; Lisa DiPietro, Madison, WI; Michael Phillips, Groveton, NH Discussion Topics: 1. Determining when Russets are ready to harvest 2. Current events in Michael’s orchard: record rainfall continues, fungal problems still minimal, effect of heavy rains on insect pests 3. […]

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Final IPM Conference call August 19

Posted on 07. Aug, 2008 by .

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There are two IPM Conference calls left for the season, with the final call on Tuesday, August 19. If you have any questions to submit to John, now is the time!

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August 5 IPM Conference Call

Posted on 05. Aug, 2008 by .

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Topics: 1. Grower seeing an increase in severity of fire blight in August: possible reasons for, ways to approach the problem 2. Sooty blotch/fly speck: good conditions for infection this season, tracking leaf wetness hours for 3. Powdery mildew: increase in infections over past two years, watching for symptoms, avoiding infection of next year’s buds […]

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