Orchard Radar up and running 5.18.14

Hi Fruit Growers,

I’m happy to report that Orchard Radar is up and running for Rhode Island. We have two weather sites – one in Greenville and one in Middletown. These two sites pretty well cover Rhode Island. You can link to either site from the Apple IPM website at http://web.uri.edu/ipm/

Orchard Radar is full of predictive models so it’s a useful tool, but in no way replaces what you are seeing in the orchard. One helpful model is for fruit thinning. According to Orchard Radar, May 20-25 is ‘Intermediate Sensitivity’ to chemical thinning in the Greenville area. Learn more by clicking on the Horticulture’ link and then ‘Thinning Weather Chart’.