May 13, meeting reminder, better spray a fungicide

Hi Fruit Growers,
Hope to see you at the twilight meeting Wednesday night at Dowse Orchards in Sherborn, MA. Please call if you have questions (401-256-7438). Here’s what Jon Clements sent out in his Healthy Fruit newsletter:14-May, 2014 (Wednesday) Fruit Twilight Meeting at Dowse Orchard, 98 North Main St., Sherborn, MA ( 5:30 to 7:30 PM. 1 pesticide credit will be offered. Refreshments/snack will be served. Orchard walk, current orchard management updates. $25 meeting fee ($20 for MFGA & RIFGA members.) Contact: Jon Clements, 413-478-7219. Pre-registration is not necessary.

Be sure and make a fungicide application this week before the rain predicted on Friday. The apple scab infection period predicted for Friday, May 16 could be huge and release a large percentage of overwintering spores. If you sprayed before Sunday, May 11th, please spray again. There has been a lot of new growth that needs protecting against apple scab.
See you at the meeting,