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Post-Bloom Thinning Update: 4.28.19

Post-Bloom Thinning Update The majority of post-bloom chemical thinning decisions will likely occur this week. The forecast calls for relatively …

Rosy apple aphid damage on apple leaves

Insect Concerns at Petal Fall

Petal fall is an important time for control of the plum curculio and first generation oriental fruit moth (OFM). …

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Apple Disease Update: Petal Fall

The good news this week is that according to infection models, primary scab season is over for all locations …

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Pre-Bloom Insecticide Options

Prebloom is an important time for preventive management of several key insect and mite pests that can cause problems …

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Pre-Season Disease Clean-Up

Orchard clean up during the fall and winter months, can save some apple disease-associated headaches during the season. From …

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Fire Blight Survey-Urgent Please Respond!

Dear Southeastern Apple Growers: A U.S. research team including plant pathologists, horticulturalists, and economists has been formed to address and …