Month: May 2010
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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