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The UVM Apple Program:

Research and education for the commercial tree fruit grower in Vermont and beyond...

 

Vermont Apple IPM Focus

  L.P.Berkett,  Professor Emerita


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New Postings for 2013 [click here]

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  Library  

   Diseases    Arthropods     Biological Control    Organic Pest Management 

  Production Guides and Other Publications    Archived IPM Postings    Additional Links

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Check out the NEWA website....

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Check out this new website on Organic Apple Production....

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What is IPM ? Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a sustainable approach to managing pests by combining biological, cultural, physical, and chemical tools in a way that minimizes economic, health, and environmental risks. (National Coalition on IPM)

New Postings for 2013....

2013 New England Tree Fruit Pest Management Guide -- Order Now!

How to Use NEWA - An Instructional Video
How to Use NEWA Printable Handout
Graphics courtesy of Dr. Juliet Carroll, Cornell University


The Network for Environment & Weather Applications (NEWA) is a web-based resource through

Cornell University which  provides up-to-date weather data and IPM tools

such as growing degree day accumulations and disease and insect forecast models

for various sites in Vermont.  Please go to http://newa.cornell.edu/  to find the closest weather station

to you to track DD accumulation, apple scab ascospore maturity, and other disease and insect models.

 

 2013 Apple Bud Stages at the UVM Hort. Research Center

  Observations from Orchards being managed with Organic Methods at the UVM Hort. Res. Center

IPM Alerts

bullet Vermont Apple IPM Alert, August 1, 2013
bullet Vermont Apple IPM Alert, July 10, 2013
bullet Vermont Apple IPM Alert, June 18, 2013
bullet Vermont Apple IPM Alert, June 10, 2013
bullet Vermont Apple IPM Alert, June 5, 2013
bullet Vermont Apple IPM Alert, May 14, 2013
bullet Vermont Apple IPM Alert, May 6, 2013
bullet Vermont Apple IPM Alert, May 1, 2013
bullet Vermont Apple IPM Alert, April 23, 2013
bullet Vermont Apple IPM Alert, April 10, 2013
bullet Vermont Apple IPM Alert, April 5, 2013
bullet Please see archived IPM Alerts for 2012

[Note:  The Vermont Apple IPM Program is being supported  by the University of Vermont Agriculture Experiment Station,  a USDA NIFA E-IPM grant,  a grant from the USDA Risk Management Agency to reduce orchard risks,  and the Vermont Tree Fruit Growers' Association.   Thanks go out to all of these organizations !]

 

rd_star.gif (874 bytes) Recent Articles of Interest ......

bullet Brown Marmorated Stink Bug in Vermont
bullet NEWA - Tools for IPM by Dr. Juliet Carroll, Cornell University, VTFGA/UVM Apple Workshop Presentation, Feb. 8, 2011
bullet Early Season Pests by Dr. Art Agnello, Cornell University, VTFGA/UVM Apple Workshop Presentation, Feb. 8, 2011
bullet Summer Pests by Dr. Art Agnello, Cornell University, VTFGA/UVM Apple Workshop Presentation, Feb. 8, 2011
bullet "OP Alternatives in Apple Arthropod Management"  by Dr. Art Agnello, Cornell University,  VTFGA/UVM AppleWorkshop Presentation, Feb. 26, 2008
bullet IPM 'Quick' Summary for Monitoring Apple Arthropod Pests
bullet IPM Checklist
bullet Link to Market Diseases of Apples, Pears, and Quinces,  Agricultural Handbook #376 (currently out of print; internet version has excellent photographs and descriptions)
bullet A Synopsis of Key Arthropods and Diseases Affecting Apples

Library.... including life cycles, scouting, and thresholds

Apple Diseases:

bullet A Quicker Way to Determine Scab Risk in Your Orchard  -- Lorraine Berkett, Proceedings of the 2003 New England Fruit School and Trade Show,  Jan. 8-9, 2003, Sturbridge, MA., Vol. 109.
bullet A Synopsis of Key Diseases Affecting Apples
bullet IPM Checklist
bullet Link to Market Diseases of Apples, Pears, and Quinces,  Agricultural Handbook #376 (currently out of print; internet version has excellent photographs and descriptions)
bullet Fact Sheets with color pictures (NYS IPM Program website)
bullet Gallery of Disease Images of Tree Fruit Diseases  (West Virginia University website)
bullet Index of Apple Disease photographs and biology (West Virginia University website)

Arthropod Pests:

bullet Brown Marmorated Stink Bug in Vermont
bullet "OP Alternatives in Apple Arthropod Management"  by Dr. Art Agnello, Cornell University,  VTFGA/UVM AppleWorkshop Presentation, Feb. 26, 2008
bullet A Synopsis of Key Arthropods Affecting Apples 
bullet IPM Checklist
bullet Fact Sheets with color pictures (NYS IPM Program website)
bullet Apple IPM Manual: A Guide for Sampling and Managing Major Apple Pests in New York State ( NYS IPM Program website)
bullet Additional pictures and information on Insect Pests of Apples (Website on the Mid-Atlantic Orchard Monitoring Guide)

Biological Control Agents:

bullet Beneficial Insect and Mites in Ontario Orchards (Factsheet with excellent pictures)
bullet Encouraging Biological Control in Vermont: The T.pyri Project, 1996-1997
bullet The T.pyri Project - 1998 Vermont Update
bullet Achieving Biological Control of the European Red Mite in Northeast Apple Orchards,  NYS IPM Program
bullet Predatory Mites , NYS IPM Program
bullet Beneficial Insects, NYS IPM Program
bullet Predators of Aphids and Mites (Mid-Atlantic Orchard Monitoring Guide)
bullet Leafminer parasitoid  - P.ornigis (Bio.Control:  A Guide to Natural Enemies in North America website)
bullet Aphid predators -- lacewings, cecidomyiids (Bio.Control:  A Guide to Natural Enemies in North America website)

Organic Pest Management:

Check out the website on Organic Apple Production....

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Observations from Orchards being managed with Organic Methods at the UVM Hort. Res. Center

bullet Organic IPM -- information on Organic IPM is on the OrganicA website
bullet An Organic IPM Checklist for Vermont - - Safety and quality have always been top priorities for Vermont apple growers. IPM is an important component in producing high quality fruit and in reducing pesticide risks in apple production. The Organic IPM checklist was developed to serve as a quick reminder of IPM considerations during different times of the year.
bullet Considerations in Organic Apple Production from the Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural America   (ATTRA)website.
bullet Organic and Low Spray Apple Production   from the  Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural America  (ATTRA) website.
bullet Scab Resistant cultivars (SRC)-- important consideration in organic apple production.   In 1997,  The Final Report of a multi-year, regional project focused on the evaluation of SRC  was written and may  provide valuable insights into whether they are appropriate for your situation.   Also,  in 1995, Dr. David Rosenberger wrote an Update on Scab-Resistant Cultivars and Advanced Selections for Consideration in New Plantings  which may also provide some insights on these cultivars. 
bullet What "Organically-Grown" Means -- according to the EPA
bullet The USDA National Organic Program website
bullet FYI - - Organic Programs from Michigan State University Extension and from The Ohio State University Apple Disease Program (Source Link: MSU and WVU website).  Please note that our pest complex and environmental conditions are somewhat different in Vermont but these programs offer information and insights on the challenges of arthropod and disease management. 

Production Guides and Other Publications:

bullet 2003-2004 New England Apple Pest Management Guide,  [This Guide should only be used for biological information.  Use current year Guides for pesticide information.]
bullet Cornell's Pest Management Guidelines for Commercial Tree Fruit Production 2011
bullet Penn State University Tree Fruit Production Guide, 2010 - 2011
bullet Achieving Biological Control of the European Red Mite in Northeast Apple Orchards,  NYS IPM Program
bullet A Method to Measure the Environmental Impact of Pesticides, NYS IPM Program
bullet Semiochemicals and their Use in Mating Disruption,  Dr. Douglas Pfeiffer, VPI

Archived Postings...

bullet 2012 IPM Alerts
bullet 2011 IPM Alerts
bullet 2010 IPM Alerts
bullet 2009 IPM Alerts
bullet 2008 IPM Alerts
bullet 2007 IPM Alerts and IPM News Postings
bullet 2006 IPM Alerts and IPM News Postings
bullet 2005 IPM Alerts and IPM News Postings
bullet 2004 IPM Alerts and IPM News Postings
bullet 2003 IPM Alerts and IPM News Postings
bullet 2002 IPM Alerts and IPM News Postings
bullet 2001 IPM Alerts and IPM News Postings
bullet 2000 IPM Alerts and IPM News Postings
bullet 1999 IPM Alerts and IPM News Postings
bullet 1998 IPM Alerts and IPM News Postings

Additional Links of Interest ....

bullet Scaffolds Fruit Journal
bullet Cold Climate Grape Production Website

Please Note:  Always read the label before using any pesticide. The label is the legal document for the product use. Disregard any information if it is in conflict with the label.

Funding Source:   The 2011 Vermont Apple IPM Program is being supported  by  a USDA Extension IPM grant,  a Specialty Crop Block grant from the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, a grant from the USDA Risk Management Agency to reduce orchard risks,  and funds from the Vermont Tree Fruit Growers' Association.   Thanks go out to all of these organizations !


Please send comments and suggestions tolorraine.berkett@uvm.edu

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