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The UVM Apple Team

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The UVM Apple Program:

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

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Vermont Apple IPM Focus

  L.P.Berkett, IPM Specialist


Integrated Pest Management (IPM):

An Important Component in Reducing Pesticide Risks

Lorraine P. Berkett and M. Elena Garcia

Department of Plant & Soil Science

University of Vermont

An 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 following is an IPM  checklist developed through a USDA project entitled: "Linking Food Safety to Farm*A*Syst and IPM to Reduce Microbial and Pesticide Risks in Apples."    A checklist dealing with Food Safety practices related to microbial concerns also has been pulled together by other participants in this project.

The IPM checklist was developed to serve as a quick reminder of IPM considerations during different times of the year. As such, it does not go into details. Details can be found in the Vermont Apple Newsletter, in other parts of this website, or in other resource material.

 

A Special Request --   Can you help us ?     We need your evaluation of this checklist .  It will only take 2-3 minutes tops.     Your comments will be anonymous.   Please click here       to fill out the 5 questions.      We very much appreciate your input and sincerely thank you !   

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December to March 

March to Silver Tip Bud Stage

Green Tip through Pink Bud Stages

Bloom

Petal fall through June

July      August       September    October      November

Link to additional IPM Information

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December to March

 

March to Silver Tip Bud Stage

 

Green Tip through Pink Bud Stages

 

Bloom

 

Petal fall through June 

 

 July

 

August

 

September

 

October

 

November


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

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