Category Archives: Fruit IPM

Great Lakes Fruit Working Group works to improve the sustainability of fruit production

Our mission is to improve the sustainability of fruit production and quality of life in the Great Lakes region. The Great Lakes Fruit Working (GLFW) Group, funded by the North Central Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Center, was founded informally in … Continue reading

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Scientists use bacteriophages to fight fire blight

From IPM in the South By Rosemary Hallberg in Science Daily The plant disease fire blight, caused by the bacterium Erwinia amylovora, is dreaded by fruit growers. It affects apple and pear trees and other plants in the rosacea family, and … Continue reading

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Brown marmorated stink bug clinic for tree fruit growers, consultants and scouts in Michigan announced

Registration is now open for the June 22 Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Clinic to learn all about managing this important new pest in Michigan peach and apple orchards. http://msue.anr.msu.edu/news/brown_marmorated_stink_bug_clinic_for_tree_fruit_growers  

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Spotted wing drosophila survey participation needed

Your help is needed to combat spotted wing drosophila! If you grow berries or cherries, please complete this 25-30 minute survey: https://survey.ncsu.edu/swd/. This survey is important. We will use the information collected to: Use grant money wisely and focus the efforts of our USDA NIFA funded national … Continue reading

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Help fight SWD by answering survey online

From IPM in the South by Rosemary Hallberg in Growing Produce by David Eddy Leaders of a nationwide project, Sustainable Spotted Wing Drosophila Management for U.S. Fruit Crops, are asking growers to complete an online survey about the pest. An … Continue reading

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Resources help with airblast sprayer calibration and operation

Arguably, airblast operators in orchard, vineyard and related specialty crops are much harder to access than their field-sprayer cousins. Likewise, there are very few centralized resources available to them regarding the proper calibration and operation of airblast sprayers. There are … Continue reading

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APHIS extends comment period for proposed rule on importation of Hass avocados from Colombia

APHIS Extends Comment Period for Proposed Rule on Importation of Hass Avocados From Colombia From IPM in the South by Rosemary Hallberg The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is extending the comment period for a … Continue reading

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Comments sought on environmental assessment on mammal damage management in Illinois

The USDA, APHIS, Wildlife Services (WS) has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA), “Mammal Damage Management in the State of Illinois.” The EA analyzes the potential environmental impacts of alternatives for WS’ involvement in mammal damage management. The proposed action is … Continue reading

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Deadline extended: EPA solicits proposals for a cooperative agreement for pesticide applicator education and training

The deadline for applications has been extended from Oct. 31 to Dec. 21, 2016. There are no changes to this request other than the deadline extension. EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs is soliciting applications from eligible recipients to provide financial … Continue reading

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Midwest apple growers adopt new environmental growing practices

The Produce News Sept. 20, 2016 Midwest apple lovers will soon enjoy locally grown, sustainable fruit that brings even more peace of mind with every bite. Eleven leading orchards across Minnesota and Wisconsin have committed to TruEarth™, a new grower … Continue reading

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