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May 24th AppleTalk Conference Call

Posted on 24. May, 2016 by .

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AppleTalk Conference Call Summary Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 8:00 – 9:00 AM Presenter: John Aue, Threshold IPM Moderator: Peter Werts, IPM Institute of North America; questions or comments, pwerts@ipminstitute.org May 24th Call download: Click Here Precipitation deficits and long-range forecast There is significant regional variability in total rain fall and most locations are short on […]

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May 27, AppleTalk Call Summary

Posted on 27. May, 2014 by .

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AppleTalk Conference Call Summary Tuesday, May 27th, 2014, 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Presenter: John Aue, Threshold IPM. Moderator: Peter Werts, IPM Institute of North America; questions or comments, pwerts@ipminstitute.org May 27th Call download: Click here Tree phenology Orchards in southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois are nearing petal fall.  In the Upper Mississippi River Valley, trees […]

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May 13, AppleTalk Call Summary

Posted on 13. May, 2014 by .

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AppleTalk Conference Call Summary Tuesday, May 13th, 2014, 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Presenter: John Aue, Threshold IPM. Moderator: Peter Werts, IPM Institute of North America; questions or comments, pwerts@ipminstitute.org May 13th call download:  Click Here Tree phenology Zestar near the Wisconsin and Illinois state line are in bloom, with a majority of orchards in southern Wisconsin at tight cluster or […]

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April 29th, AppleTalk Call Summary

Posted on 01. May, 2014 by .

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AppleTalk Conference Call Summary Tuesday, April 29th, 2014, 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Presenter: John Aue, Threshold IPM. Moderator: Peter Werts, IPM Institute of North America; questions or comments, pwerts@ipminstitute.org April 29th Call download: Click here Tree phenology Tree phenology from northern Illinois to central Wisconsin varies from half-inch green on early varieties, e.g., Zestar, in northern Illinois to silver tip […]

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Illinois weighs in on cold hardiness

Posted on 08. Jan, 2014 by .

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On behalf of Chris Doll (University of Illinois Extension, retired) Most fruit growers in the Midwest realize that the recent winters have been pretty favorable to their crops, and that the big crop loss in 2012 was from spring frosts.  During my career, which dates back to 1941 when I remember picking Black Twig apples […]

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MSU’s Longstroth posts on cold hardiness

Posted on 07. Jan, 2014 by .

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Well, the polar vortex lingers on and the posts on the GLFW site keep coming. This one is especially relevant, with information on other perennial fruits, as well. There is also mention of losing cold hardiness with warmer winter temps. Didn’t I see that we may hit 40degrees by Saturday? Mark has a link to […]

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Cold weather news from the Great Lakes Fruit Growers

Posted on 06. Jan, 2014 by .

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Leslie Huffman, apple specialist at the Ontario Ministry of Ag and Food, posted a question to the listserv today about extreme temps and bud kill. I’ve pasted in some of the responses below. You may also want to check the OMAFRA Apple webpage at www.ontario.ca/apples Stay warm, everyone! —————————— No “official” table I am aware […]

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Apple Talk Call Summary, August 6th

Posted on 06. Aug, 2013 by .

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Apple Talk Conference Call Summary Tuesday, August 6th, 2013, 8:00 – 9:00 Presenters: John Aue, Threshold IPM. Moderator: Peter Werts, IPM Institute of North America; questions or comments, pwerts@ipminstitute.org.  August 6th Call download: Here Sootyblotch, Flyspeck and Fruit Rots The cool weather is not conducive to fruit rots and summer diseases, and few instances of […]

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July 16 Apple Talk Conference Call Summary

Posted on 16. Jul, 2013 by .

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Apple Talk Conference Call Summary Tuesday July 16th, 8:00 – 9:00 Presenters: John Aue, Threshold IPM. Moderator: Peter Werts, IPM Institute of North America; questions or comments, pwerts@ipminstitute.org. July 16th Call download Here Michigan State University Crop Advisory Team Alert: Imidacloprid labels need to be read closely prior to application. Multiple insecticide products contain the […]

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June 18th Apple Talk Summary

Posted on 25. Jun, 2013 by .

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Apple Talk Conference Call Summary Tuesday, June 18th, 8:00 – 9:00 Presenters: John Aue, Threshold IPM. Moderator: Peter Werts, IPM Institute of North America; questions or comments, pwerts@ipminstitute.org. June 18th Call Download Call Download Call Summary Tarnished plant bug John is not seeing many tarnished plant bugs, including adults and damage.  Also not seeing many in strawberries. Obliquebanded leafroller OBLR are […]

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