Archive for 'Chemicals'

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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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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IPM Conference Call: July 24, 2012

Posted on 25. Jul, 2012 by .

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Last week, we focused on the drought. This week, we turned to the rain. John discussed John Wise’s most recent publication on the rainfastness of insecticides, gave us updates/heads-ups on several pests and diseases in anticipation of rain, and touched on how a grower might respond to a heavy rain event or hail event — among other things. See inside for the recording and full transcript.

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IPM Conference Call: June 19, 2012

Posted on 20. Jun, 2012 by .

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We weren’t able to get Larry Gut on this week (hopefully next week!), so we did another round of updates on a wide range of topics for growers to think about at this time of the season, with a focus on Codling moth and Apple maggot monitoring and control.

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IPM Conference Call: May 1, 2012

Posted on 02. May, 2012 by .

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On today’s call, John covered a lot of ground, giving us updates on the weather and pest situation across the region. Please download the recording, see the topic list, and read the transcript below. Also, be sure to check out the articles referenced in the call, especially the ones brought to us by growern Dennis Norton.

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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 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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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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A note about OxiDate

Posted on 20. Jun, 2011 by .

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Over the past few weeks, we’ve received several questions about the fungicide/bactericide OxiDate. Here are some of John Aue and Patty McManus’ general comments and impressions about the product.

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