June 25 Conference Call Summary

John’s Updates
1. John has found PC in some orchards; the arrival of PC is later this year than usual.
2. Most orchards’ CM numbers are going down.
3. Michigan etymologists are now recommending that growers change their CM lures every three weeks.
4. Some growers are finding CM damaged apples.
5. Fire Blight continues to progress.
6. Spider mite populations are growing rapidly.
Conversation Topics
1. Growers shared their recent CM trap counts.
2. The need to control CM even as its numbers decline.
3. Monitoring Lepidoptera species other than CM as growers reduce their use of broad spectrum materials.
4. Management of Dogwood Borers.
5. Effectively using yellow sticky cards to trap apple maggot.
6. Aberrant behavior of CM larvae when exposed to sub-lethal doses of poisons.
If you would like to hear the call recording, dial (641) 985-5036, then enter the access code 516817. You will be able to hear the recording until it is replaced by the next week’s call. The next call will be held on Monday, July 9.