Archive for 'Insects'

May 24th AppleTalk Conference Call

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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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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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IPM Conference Call: July 17, 2012

Posted on 18. Jul, 2012 by .

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The big topic today was heat — heat and drought. John discussed the evidence he’s seen in the field of the weather’s effect on a wide range of insects, including on ones that we’re seeing in apple trees for the first time ever. Download the recording and read the full transcript here. Also, be sure to check out the many articles referenced inside.

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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: Webinar #2, May 15, 2012

Posted on 15. May, 2012 by .

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John finished out our first webinar series with a presentation entitled “Working those IPM Muscles – When to Worry About What,” continuing on last week’s theme about managing for beneficials and against resistance development in pests.

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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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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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Pest-related resources from Utah State

Posted on 23. May, 2011 by .

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Utah State University Extension publishes a great weekly pest newsletter that covers many topics extremely relevant to apple growing in our neck of the woods. View and subscribe to the newsletter here: http://utahpests.usu.edu/IPM/htm/advisories/treefruit. They also recently published a very detailed 34-slide presentation on New Insecticides, Application Timings, and Registration Updates. Download it here. Many thanks […]

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