Archive for May, 2011

IPM Conference Calls 2011: May 31, Summary and Download

Posted on 31. May, 2011 by .

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Today’s themes: Updates on Carbaryl regulations, scab, black & white rot, and a whole slew of insects. Open the post for a list of topics and to download the recording!

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A note on Carbaryl regulations and testing

Posted on 30. May, 2011 by .

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Seth Dibblee, chemicals expert from the EPA, sent us this note on carbaryl in response to some questions that were asked in a recent conference call. Please bring any questions you have about this note to our conference call tomorrow, May 31, or contact Seth directly.

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IPM Conference Calls 2011: May 24, Summary and Download

Posted on 24. May, 2011 by .

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Today’s themes: The difference between tree phenology and insect/disease biology — on scab and arthropods.

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Pest-related resources from Utah State

Posted on 23. May, 2011 by .

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Utah State University Extension publishes a great weekly pest newsletter that covers many topics extremely relevant to apple growing in our neck of the woods. View and subscribe to the newsletter here: http://utahpests.usu.edu/IPM/htm/advisories/treefruit. They also recently published a very detailed 34-slide presentation on New Insecticides, Application Timings, and Registration Updates. Download it here. Many thanks […]

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IPM Conference Calls 2011: May 17, Summary and Download

Posted on 23. May, 2011 by .

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Tree thinning with Dr. Phil Schwallier, MSU Horticulture, and fire blight, scab, codling moth, and spotted wing drosophila update with John Aue.

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Order bulk native prairie seed!

Posted on 14. May, 2011 by .

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Bulk native prairie seed available at reduced prices from River Country Resource Conservation and Development Council. Open post for more information and ordering instructions.

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UPCOMING COURSE! JUNE 22, Effective Use of Pheromone Traps and Mating Disruption

Posted on 12. May, 2011 by .

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011, near Galesville WI. Open the post for more information!

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Great resources on native pollinators in the orchard

Posted on 12. May, 2011 by .

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Rachel Mallinger from UW-Entomology provided us with some fantastic documents about native pollinators and on techniques to encourage these extremely important orchard inhabitants. A spreadsheet that indicates which flowering plants have been found to attract native pollinators. The recommendations are to plant in clumps, and to have at least 3 flowering plant species at any […]

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The 2011 Eco Apple Protocol

Posted on 12. May, 2011 by .

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Get the Eco Apple spray protocol for 2011 here! Provided by Peter Werts from the IPM Institute.

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IPM Conference Calls 2011: May 10, Summary and Download

Posted on 10. May, 2011 by .

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Tree nutrition (boron, zinc, and nitrogen) monitoring and management with Dr. Rebecca Harbut, UW-Horticulture and Balancing resistance management and control with John Aue

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