Rhode Island Apple IPM

College of the Environment and Life Sciences


2009 – Pest Reports

Recorded Apple Pest Message – August 10,2009

Hello Apple Growers, I knew it was only a matter of time before we found resistant populations of obliquebanded leafroller. New York growers have been plagued for years, and populations resistant obliquebanded leafrollers have been in Western Massachusetts for the past couple of years. Now we have them in Rhode Island. We’ve always had obliquebanded(…)

Recorded Apple Pest Message – July 9,2009

July 9, 2009 The wet weather continues, and so should your fungicide coverage. Some areas received over two inches of rain this week – that means you should reapply fungicides to those areas. I see at least a little bit of scab in every orchard. This shouldn’t be a problem as long as you continue(…)

Recorded Apple Pest Message – July 3,2009

FRUIT GROWERS ANNUAL SUMMER MEETING July 15, 2009, 10AM-2:45 PM Tougas Family Farm 246 Ball Street, Northboro, MA (508) 393-6406 Registration: $40 for members $50 for non-members includes tour, educational program, lunch, and 3 pesticide license recertification credits PROGRAM 10:00 AM Tour of Tougas Family Farm. Tour includes: tall-spindle apple plantings, 1st leaf dwarf sweet(…)

Recorded Apple Pest Message – June 26,2009

June 26, 2009 I’ve had trouble finding time to write! All this wet weather is causing so many plant disease problems and I’m getting lots of plant samples in at the URI Plant Clinic! And I’ve been seeing a lot of oddball plant diseases. So – keep fungicide on your trees. Spray every 14 –(…)

Recorded Apple Pest Message – June 11,2009

The June twilight meeting will be at Cook’s Valley Farm in Wrentham, MA on Thursday June 18. This meeting is nice and close so there is no excuse for not attending! The address is 2200 West St., Wrentham, MA and their number is 508-883-6709. To get to Cook’s Valley Farm from Route 295: Take exit(…)


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