IPM Conference Calls 2011: May 10, Summary and Download

Tree nutrition (boron, zinc, and nitrogen) monitoring and management with Dr. Rebecca Harbut, UW-Horticulture

and Balancing resistance management and control with John Aue

Topics

  1. Updates about conference calls
    – IMPORTANT! Starting on May 24, 2011, we will use a new call-in number with a more advanced conference call service.
    – NEXT WEEK’S GUEST: Dr. Phil Schwallier, MSU Horticulture
  2. Lots of insects beginning to fly after last couple nights’ rain and warmth
  3. Boron levels, deficiency, management
  4. Zinc deficiency and management
  5. Nitrogen deficiency and management
  6. Question: What is the relationship between calcium and boron uptake?
  7. Balancing application rates and resistance management
  8. IMPORTANT: Scab infection update — John is concerned that some orchards might have had infestation period last night even if their monitors didn’t indicate it
  9. Applying insecticide at pink stage

Download the May 10 recording here:
Get the MP3 version or the WAV version.

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  • Dial: 218-844-0950, then enter this access code: 516817
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Next call will be on Tuesday, May 17 at 8am Central Time! We will have MSU horticulturalist Phil Schwallier on the line to discuss thinning and weather issues. If you have any questions for John or Phil, send them to John at jgaue@mwt.net (or, if you can’t email, call at 608-604-0234) by Monday of next week.