The upper Midwest’s apple industry has been the core of our business model since we began in 2009.

Weekly and bi-weekly scouting visits are available to any apple grower within two to three hours of Madison or Lacrosse Wisconsin.  Our services can help you tune up your apple scab program and get codling moth, apple maggot, plum curculio, mites, woolly apple aphids and other pests under control.

During the 2016 season we began a collaboration with the University of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection to monitor the spacial distribution of Halyomorpha halys, also known as the invasive Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB).  While incidences of this pest were relatively minor in 2016, we are now expecting increasing presence of this pest in the region over the next few years.  Learn more at www.stopbmsb.org. If you are concerned about BMSB in 2017, our monitoring program can help detect this pest early and provide the right management strategies to minimize the economic impact of this pest.

Just for apple growers we offer the AppleTalk weekly IPM conference call, click here.

Contact us today, pwerts@ipminstitute.org or (608) 232-1410, to learn more about our technical assistance for apple producers.

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