May 7 Conference Call Summary

John’s updates:
a. The four data loggers that John monitors in Southern WI show that over 90% of scab spores are mature.
b. He has not yet seen PC or CM.
c. He has seen Oblique Banded Leaf Roller, Red Banded Leaf Roller, Mites, and White Apple Leaf Hoppers.
Conversation Topics:
1. Fire blight: assessment of fire blight models, conditions that encourage the spread of fire blight, suspicious browning of blossoms, time window for spraying streptomycin
2. Red banded leaf roller
3. Plum Curculio: when to trap, available attractants
4. Scab: predicting infections, when to reapply protectants, when we will start seeing lesions
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, May 14.