Archive for May, 2010

IPM Conference Call: May 25 Summary and Download

Posted on 25. May, 2010 by .

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The May 25th, 2010 IPM call was an hour long conversation with Larry Gut (Michigan State University tree-fruit entomologist) on codling moth management. To download the recording, please continue reading.

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Addenda to May 18, 11, and 4 IPM Call

Posted on 24. May, 2010 by .

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A conference call reminder that Larry Gut (Michigan State University tree-fruit entomologist) has agreed to answer any questions we have about codling moth management on our next call (Tuesday, May 25). Also, the links below are addenda to our last three calls (May 4, 11, 18). They are links either to articles from Michigan State University’s Fruit CAT Newsletters or Cornell’s Scaffolds journal.

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IPM Conference Call: May 18 Summary and Download

Posted on 18. May, 2010 by .

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The May 18th, 2010 call covered the following topics. For more information and to download the recording, please continue reading.
1) IPM information sources
2) Weather conditions/ insect activity
3) Codling moth discussion
4) Scab discussion
5) Plum curculio discussion
6) Growers questions / field observations

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IPM Conference Call: May 11 Summary and Download

Posted on 11. May, 2010 by .

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The May 11, 2010 call covered the following topics. For more information and to download the recording, please continue reading.
1) Multiple Thinning Strategies and Approaches
2) Growers’ Questions
3) Insect and Disease Update

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Office of Pesticide Programs will register flutriafol for use on apples

Posted on 04. May, 2010 by .

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It looks like, absent any final public comments, the Office of Pesticide Programs will register Cheminnova’s fungicide flutriafol (TopGuard) for use on apples (and soybeans) to control a number of fungal diseases.

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USDA Loans for Fruit and Vegetable Cold Storage Facilities

Posted on 04. May, 2010 by .

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DATCP Secretary Rod Nilsestuen today called attention to new USDA loans available to strengthen local food networks by supporting cold storage facilities for fresh fruits and vegetables. To learn more about the loan program, please continue reading.

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Spring Freeze Damage Table

Posted on 04. May, 2010 by .

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Hi All, With this early (and getting earlier) spring, I’ve been fielding calls regarding fruit bud damage. If this week moves things along, it seems we’ll be in trouble. Getting through April (and May for that matter) without temps in the 20s, particularly in Northern Wisconsin, is asking a lot of mother nature. I’ve attached […]

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IPM Confefrence Call: May 4 Summary and Download

Posted on 04. May, 2010 by .

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The May 4, 2010 call covered the following topics. For more information and to download the recording please visit the entry.
1) Fire blight discussion
2) White and black rot discussion
3) Early season insect pest discussion
4) Growers questions
5) Update from the field with Peter Werts

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