IPM Conference Calls 2011: May 31, Summary and Download

Today’s themes: Updates on Carbaryl regulations, scab, black & white rot, and a whole slew of insects

  1. On tank mixing NAA and MaxCel as a possible effective replacement for Carbaryl
  2. Seth Dibblee from EPA on Carbaryl’s regulations and future
  3. Question for John: What IPM scouting guide do you recommend?
  4. Question: What if you don’t want to rely on neonicotinoids, or you think you’re using them too often?
  5. An important Scab update
  6. Question: How well does Oxidate work on scab?
  7. Black rot, white rot, and frogeye leaf spot
  8. INSECTS:
  9. On the cycles of infestations: CM, PC, and spotted tentiform leafminer have been down since 2009, but they won’ t stay down forever
  10. Quiz Question: If you’ve done a perimeter insecticide spray, how would you change your techniques scouting for Plum curculio?
  11. Other insects: Red bandeds, Oblique bandeds, Green fruit worm, White apple leafhopper, Tarnished plant bug, Green stink bug, Rosy apple aphid
  12. On Apple green aphid scouting
  13. On European red mite scouting and control techniques
  14. Predators and parasites are out there in high number
  15. On the relationship between your spray history and Oblique banded leafroller and CM numbers
  16. An update on Thrips: recognizing them and controlling them

Download the May 31 recording here:
Get the MP3 version.

THE NEXT CALL will be on Tuesday, June 7 at 8am Central Time! Our GUEST will be Larry Gut, entomologist at MSU. He will be on to discuss Codling moth. Please remember that we have begun using the new call-in number (that is 760-569-7676, access code 272044). If you have any questions for Larry or John, send them to John at jgaue@mwt.net (or, if you can’t email, call at 608-604-0234) by Monday.

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On free Skype calling: Remember that with this new service, you can use Skype to call in to the live call for free. It looked like we had one, or at most two, people taking advantage of the free Skype-to-Skype feature today. Please see the previous announcement emails for information about how to set this up.

A couple other people had some problems with the setup, however. They added the FreeConferenceCallHD.7605697676 contact but the contact remained offline or unavailable. If you add the contact and it says it’s offline, just go ahead and try to call it anyway by right clicking on the contact and clicking “Call.”

If you’d like to try setting up Skype before next week’s call, please feel free to test out your setup by dialing the conference call service at any time during the week. Also, if you run into any problems getting it to work or have any questions about Skype, please contact me at armccullough@wisc.edu or 541-207-6535 (my cell) so we can figure it out together.

Call playback: Please note that the playback phone number has changed as of May 24, 2011. As of right now, it is not possible to play back an old recording for free using a Skype-to-Skype connection. To hear the most recent call, please dial the following regular phone number:

  • Dial: (760) 569-7699, then enter this access code: 272044.

Call archives:

  • Dial: 641-715-3800, then enter this access code: 28864 (this number has not changed).

*REMINDER: If you join the live calls, please mute your line by pressing *6 to avoid unwanted feedback. If you want to ask a question or make a comment, you can unmute your line by pressing *6 again. Thanks!