Rhode Island Apple IPM

College of the Environment and Life Sciences

2012

2012 Email

Emailed Apple Pest Message – April 23, 2012

4/23/12 Hello fruit growers, I heard reports of 2.5 – 4 inches of rain Sunday. This means practically no fungicide is left on your trees. It looks like we’ll get on again/off again showers over the next couple of days.┬áThis is peak apple scab season – and your trees are probably not protected. Spray between(…)

Emailed Apple Pest Message – April 7, 2012

4/7/12 Hello Fruit Growers, The first twilight meeting of the year will be held Thursday, April 19 at 5:30 PM at Jaswells Farm, 50 Swan Road in Smithfield, RI. Come see what’s going on at Jaswell’s! Chris Jaswell has planted hundreds of apple trees over the last few years. http://jaswellsfarm.com/ The meeting will focus on(…)

Emailed Apple Pest Message – March 21, 2012

3/21/12 I just got back from Wakefield RI and found many hatched winter moth caterpillars on a tree where the owner had set up tree bands last fall. The eggs on the north side of the tree were still orange and not hatching. (Eggs turn blue soon before hatching.) On the south side of the(…)

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