Archive for April, 2017

April 25, AppleTalk Conference Call

Posted on 25. Apr, 2017 by .

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AppleTalk Conference Call Summary Tuesday, April 25 2017, 8:00 – 9:00 AM Guest speaker: George Sundin, Professor of Plant Pathology, Michigan State University Presenter: John Aue, Threshold IPM Moderator: Peter Werts, IPM Institute of North America; questions or comments, pwerts@ipminstitute.org April 25th Call Stream: CLICK HERE Regional update Across southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois Zestar […]

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Temperature Fluctuations Influence Timing and Need of Early Season Sprays

Posted on 14. Apr, 2017 by .

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Introduction Across the region tree phenology ranges widely.  Some orchards are still at early silver-tip on Honeycrisp, while other orchards are approaching tight cluster on Zestar, Ida Red and McIntosh. There are two warm nights ahead of us and high temperatures should reach 80F in northeastern Illinois Saturday.  This will result in significant growth across […]

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Freeze advisory, reminders about copper, oil and protectant fungicides

Posted on 06. Apr, 2017 by .

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April 6, 2017 Introduction Daily high temperatures across the entire region this weekend are forecast to be in the 60F+ range, with lows around 50F on two successive nights, before returning to more seasonal temps (50s/30s) for the remainder of next week. The timing of this warm weather will be earlier in the weekend for […]

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