June 10 IPM Conference Call Summary

1. Things to consider when deciding whether to re-coat after recent heavy rains: type of material, scouting information, etc.
2. Differentiating PC damage and scab lesions at stem end of apple
3. Recent flight of OBLR
4. Dogwood borer management
5. Recent dispersal of mites
6. White apple leaf hopper and potato leaf hopper: lower numbers this year, distinguishing between the two
7. Importance of managing fire blight on young trees at this time
8. Deciding whether and what kind of kickback material to use after recent heavy rains
9. Using an anti-sporulant
10. Spreader-stickers: are they useful?
11. Some CM management strategies that John has seen in use this season
12. Impact of wind on CM
13. Unusual canker causing death of young trees
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