Archive for April, 2012

IPM Conference Call: April 24, 2012, with Phil Schwallier from MSU Extension

Posted on 25. Apr, 2012 by .

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Today we were joined by Dr. Phil Schwallier, a horticulturalist and entomologist from MSU Extension. He is an expert on fruit thinning and nutrition, and took nearly the whole hour with us to discuss the issue of thinning in this difficult season. Find the recording here.

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IPM Conference Call: April 17, 2012, with George Sundin from MSU

Posted on 17. Apr, 2012 by .

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Today we were joined by Dr. George Sundin from MSU to discuss fire blight, streptomycin, and the effects of the recent frosts and freezes on the disease.

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Important updates about freeze damage and fire blight

Posted on 11. Apr, 2012 by .

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Please read this post for a couple very important updates about speeding freeze damage and managing this weekend’s potential fire blight outbreak.

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IPM Conference Call: April 10, 2012

Posted on 10. Apr, 2012 by .

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On today’s call, John discussed a wide range of issues, starting with the most urgent: frost and freeze protection. Download the recording and supplemental references, see the full topic list, and read the full transcript inside.

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FAO Articles on Frost, Freezing, and Frost/Freezing Protection

Posted on 10. Apr, 2012 by .

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John sent us this great FAO-published handbook on frost, freezing, and frost and freezing protection. Open the post to download.

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IPM Conference Call: April 3, 2012, with Dave Rosenberger

Posted on 04. Apr, 2012 by .

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The first call of the 2012 season! We had Dr. Dave Rosenberger from Cornell on the call to discuss a range of issues related to tree disease. Find the recording, topic list, and full transcript below. Recording Download the recording of the April 3 call here. Related References Dave Rosenberger’s recent article on apple mildew: […]

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