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Oriental Fruit Moth Monitoring Required for Export to Mexico or Canada

Monday January 02, 2017 1:05am
All stone fruit packed for shipment to Mexico or British Columbia, Canada must be inspected and be certified as free of oriental fruit moth (OFM). OFM must be monitored with traps from first adult flight throughout the season.

Taiwan Protocol and Export Required Sampling

Thursday July 14, 2016 12:01am
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

Friday July 01, 2016 12:00am
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.

Which Type of Apple Sunburn is in Your Orchard?

Monday June 20, 2016 12:30pm
Sunburn browning is the most prevalent type of sunburn, and is caused by high fruit surface temperatures (FST) and ultraviolet radiation. The FST required to induce sunburn browning varies by cultivar, but is in the range of 113 to 120 °F (45 to 49 °C).

Fire Blight Model Turned Off June 21 – August 20

Monday June 20, 2016 12:30pm
The Fire Blight (CougarBlight) model is a blossom infection model and intended for use during moderate temperatures (50-86°F) that usually occur during spring and early summer and when flowers are open. This blossom infection model attempts...
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