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Taiwan Protocol and Export Required Sampling

Monday Jul 15, 2019

Those expecting to export apples to Taiwan need to have their training updated every two years and use the sampling protocols negotiated with Taiwan. Three Orchard and Field Bin Sampling Protocol training sessions are scheduled for August.

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Bin Piles Are a Source of CM Off the Normal Model

Monday Jul 01, 2019

Bin piles placed in the orchard are often a source of codling moth. Larvae spin up in the bins in the fall and emerge when the bins are placed in the field. Because the bins in the center of a pile are insulated from temperature changes, adults emerge from bins at different times than predicted by the model.

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Fire Blight Model Turned Off June 21 – August 20

Saturday Jun 15, 2019

The Fire Blight (CougarBlight) model is a blossom infection model and intended for use during moderate temperatures (50-86°F) that usually occur during spring and early summer and when flowers are open. This blossom infection model attempts...

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Monitoring Codling Moth Damage

Monday Jun 10, 2019

Monitoring codling moth at the end of each generation gives a good indication of the success of your management program and where in the orchard damage occurs. The sampling protocol for the Taiwan protocol can give you good accuracy and is simple to implement. Banding trees can serve as monitoring and control technique.

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How Does Codling Moth Mating Disruption Work?

Monday Jun 10, 2019

Mating disruption dispensers work by releasing synthetic pheromone which prevents or delays males from finding females, thus reducing the reproductive rate of the population. Now is the time to decide which dispensers to place in the orchard so you have enough time for ordering and to organize your work force.