Archive for 'Frost/Freezing'

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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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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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 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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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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