Organic Apple Grower’s Hour: June 12 Summary

Participants: (10 total) Bill Wright, Green Bay, WI; Deirdre Birmingham, Mineral Point, WI; Peter Johnson, Waupaca, WI; Bob Willard, Rochester, WI; Doug Waples, Soldier, IA; Tom Galazen, Bayfield, WI; Lisa DiPietro, Madison, WI; Michael Phillips, Groveton, NH; two growers did not announce their names.
Discussion topics:
1. Tree phenology and weather in the Midwest/Northeast
2. Surround: in rainy weather; in combination with AzaDirect or Pyganic; when to stop applications
3. When to use Dipel on moth larvae
4. When to discontinue sulfur sprays for scab
5. When to hang red spheres for apple maggot
6. Mowing strategy
7. The benefits of comfrey in the orchard understory
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