Storage Scald of Apples

Sunday Aug 15, 2021

The appearance of storage scald has been related to orchard temperature during the final weeks of fruit maturation. DAS provides accumulated hours below 50°F as well as orchard management recommendations for this postharvest disorder.

Predicting Third Generation of CM

Sunday Aug 01, 2021

Predicting the extent of the third generation of codling moth (CM) is based on a statistical relationship of the degree-days historically found on 1 August and at the end of the season on 1 November. We update this prediction roughly every 10 days after 15 August because the DD prediction for 1 November gets more accurate as we get closer.

Stinkbugs Seek Orchard When Shrubs Dry

Wednesday Jul 21, 2021

Adult stinkbugs puncture fruit with their beaks to feed on the fruit flesh. Stinkbug damage in apples can occur beginning in mid-summer and accumulate through the harvest period when new adults move into the orchard from outside habitats.

Taiwan Protocol and Export Required Sampling

Thursday Jul 15, 2021

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.

Bin Piles Are a Source of CM Off the Normal Model

Thursday Jul 01, 2021

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.