IPM Conference Calls 2011: April 26, Summary and Download

Early-Season Disease Issues and Management
– with Patty McManus, Plant Pathologist at UW-Madison

Topics

  1. Weather update: looking at the cycle of temps over the past few months
  2. Technicalities about the scab management model: timing when to start
  3. Early-year fungicide applications
    – In rainy conditions, is a half-rate enough?
    – Do applications rates vary by type of mixture (protectant+eradicant vs. protectant only)?
  4. Using oil in early EBDC sprays: does oil aid in distribution?
  5. If you’re doing applications post-infestation, should you tank-mix three materials to combat the infestation?
  6. What are the benefits and drawbacks of Strobilurins?
  7. On scouting for scab lesions: understanding scab incubation periods and spotting techniques
  8. Is scab able to develop resistance faster now than it was in the past?
  9. Spraying intervals in rainy conditions
  10. Powdery mildew: stages, management
  11. Sterile inhibitor fungicides: benefits and uses against powdery mildew
  12. The FruitCat news service as a source of information — new posts every Tuesday afternoon
  13. A new threat: Scouting for the apple flea weevil
    – Background and techniques
  14. Determining correct application rates and concentrations
  15. European Red Mite eggs management with oil in early season
  16. Where do you get pest and disease histories for different geographical areas?
  17. Scouting guides:
    MSU Publications Page
    IPM Scouting Handbook for Apples.
    MSU Scouting in Apples DVD — 90-minute video.
    MOSES Links to Resources — see “Pest Management – General” for a detailed list of resources.
  18. Insects to keep an eye out for in the coming weeks.
  19. Announcement about the May 4 Eco-Apple Field Day. Find information here.

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