Archive for March, 2009

Eco-Apple IPM Conference Calls begin Monday, April 13 at 8 am.

Posted on 27. Mar, 2009 by .

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Starting on April 13, the UW-Madison Eco-Fruit Project will offer another season of free weekly conference calls with IPM consultant John Aue and other IPM experts.

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Trac Software 2009 now available for tree fruit!

Posted on 23. Mar, 2009 by .

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TracApple, TracPear, TracCherry, and TracStoneFruit are now available at:
http://www.nysipm.cornell.edu/trac/downloads/

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The Organic Apple Growers’ Hour: three calls in April

Posted on 17. Mar, 2009 by .

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This year, we will hold three April conference calls for growers interested in organic systems. We didn’t get the big grant this year, so we will not have weekly calls throughout the growing season as we did in 2008.
This is our April Schedule:
April 9 ——- Holistic Disease Management
April 16 —— Balancing Insect Dynamics
April 23 —— Orchard Health: fungal allies, soil fertility and ecosystem thinking

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Introducing Samuel Pratsch

Posted on 12. Mar, 2009 by .

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Hello all, Lisa here. In early April, I will be moving to Sequim, WA to work on a farm called Nash’s Organic Produce and to work for the Organic Seed Alliance. I am sad to leave all of the great folks who make the Eco-Fruit Project such a success, but I’m happy to say that I’m leaving you all in good hands.

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Ideas for composting apple pomace and prunings

Posted on 12. Mar, 2009 by .

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Have you ever thought about turning your apple pomace and prunings into rich compost? We were going through some files and found an old unfunded project proposal that details some strategies for composting pomace and prunings.

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The Organic Tree Fruit Network Advanced Grower Retreat

Posted on 10. Mar, 2009 by .

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Last Thursday and Friday, March 5-6, around 20 commercial organic apple growers met in East Lansing, MI to talk about marketing and production. Growers in attendance were from Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois, Wisconsin, and New Hampshire. The Eco-Apple Project was able to help growers from Wisconsin and the Driftless area make the long trip around the lake by providing them with scholarships.

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Do you want weekly e-mail reminders for the Eco-Apple IPM conference calls with John Aue?

Posted on 09. Mar, 2009 by .

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During the hectic growing season, this reminder helped some growers to get on the line every Tuesday morning. If you would like to receive weekly e-mail reminders this season, please let me know. Contact me (Lisa) at 608-265-3637 or ldipietro@wisc.edu.

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