July 29 IPM Conference Call

1. Most growers that John works with set a second generation CM biofix between the 17th and 25th of July.
2. Red mites are continuing strong population growth. Take time to check for mites before their damage is easily visible. Once you can see bronzing from about 50 feet away, the population has already done most of the damage that it has the potential to do.
3. John has not seen new hatches of OBLR. The youngest OBLR he has seen lately was in its third instar.
1. Wooly Apple Aphid: instances of parasitism of, effective sprays for, etc.
2. Apple Maggot: flights in an orchard in SE WI, spray timing, tracking population levels, spraying alternate row-middles for, etc.
3. Distinguishing tarnished plant bug damage from stink bug damage
4. Setting up a second generation biofix for CM
5. Instances in which spot spraying for CM works, and instances in which it does not work.
6. Control options for second generation CM, and how they might be used to tackle other insect problems at the same time.
7. Importance of spray water PH for the integrity of certain chemicals such as Delegate, Captan
8. Using a silicone based spreader-sticker
9. San Jose Scale: increased activity since last week, control options for
If you would like to hear the call recording, dial (641) 715-3436, then enter the access code: 516817. You will be able to hear the recording on the telephone until it is replaced by the next week’s call. You can also hear this recording anytime by downloading the audio file below.

Download the call