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Home Orchard Management · 4M ago

Time to Begin Apple Maggot Monitoring

Apple Maggot FlyFig. 1Last season we trapped the first apple maggot fly on June 30. at about 1150 Degree Days from March 1.  We are at 982 DD as of today at 10:00 AM, so it is time to get th...
Home Orchard Management · 4M ago

Sustained Flight of Codling Moth Established

Home Orchard Management · 5M ago

Codling Moth Have Begun to Fly!

Everyone likes to eat apples, including over 70 insects and a long list of fungi and bacteria.  To produce good tasting, good looking fruit, we have to control those pests.  Of all the fly...
Home Orchard Management · 5M ago

Plum Curculio Expected This Weekend!

Adult Plum Curculio Ovipositing EggWith the approach of petal fall upon us, and the temperatures predicted to be in the high 60's to low 70's this weekend, it is prime time for our ugly li...
Home Orchard Management · 5M ago

Critical Temperatures For Frost Damage on Fruit Trees

It's time once again to revisit the critical temperatures that can cause frost damage to fruit trees, specifically apple trees.  We are currently at full bloom here in northern Illinois with...
Home Orchard Management · 5M ago

Bloom Time is Blossom Blight Time!

Infected blooms first appear water soaked and later begin to wilt.As we enter into full bl...
Home Orchard Management · 6M ago

Apple Scab Season!

 Apple scab is the most prevalent and most damaging disease to apples we have in the Midwest. We are now officially emerging into the apple scab season and scab sprays should be applied according to the spray guide protocol.  In the spring, once temp...
Home Orchard Management · 6M ago

2017 Growing Season Spray Protocol and Guide

It's time to actively examine a spray protocol  for your fruit trees! The question every...
Home Orchard Management · 6M ago

Spring Spray Time!

It's just about time to begin thinking about a dormant oil and copper spray for your fru...
Home Orchard Management · 1Y ago

Codling Moth Season Has Begun!

Everyone likes to eat apples, including over 70 insects and a long list of fungi and bacte...