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Pits, Spots and Rots Purdue University Facts for Fancy Fruit

Details: Symptoms begin on the fruit flesh as small dimples or depressions. This disorder begins developing in June, and continues throughout the growth and enlargement of the apple. Lesions enlarge to 1/4 – 1/2 inch corky, discolored areas in the flesh of the apple. Unlike bitter pit, the corky spots may occur anywhere on the apple.

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Don’t forget to prep your fruit insect monitoring tools for 2022!

Details: Insect monitoring tools are so important because 1) they serve as an early detection tool, giving you an idea of when insects first appear relative to the vulnerable period for your fruit crop, and 2) they eliminate the need for you to “chase” insects: instead the lures, which mimic the attractive odor of fruit, female insects, or even both

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Fruit Rots Purdue University Facts for Fancy Fruit

Details: Keeping fruit cool after harvest. The growth of these fungi that cause rots is reduced when temps are below 44 degrees F. 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) (e.g., SmartFresh), blocks the ethylene receptors in apples, delaying them from ripening, and thus rot. One rotten apple really can spoil the barrel. Which is why an ounce of prevention (or parts

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Wet weather & apple scab Purdue University Facts for Fancy Fruit

Details: The recent spate of cool, wet weather has left apple scab one happy fungus (Fig. 1). Most of the state just underwent an extreme scab period, and unfortunately, few of us could do anything about it because of the combination of rain (inches) and wind (Fig2). Figure 1. Apple scab on leaves. Long Description. Figure 1.

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Frogeye leaf spot Purdue University Facts for Fancy Fruit

Details: Frogeye leaf spot, caused by the fungal pathogen, Botryosphaeria obtusa, has been quite prevalent this year, probably due to the combination of potential (and realized) crop loss and our cool, wet spring. This is the same fungus that causes cankers on the tree, along with black rot of apple fruit (Fig. 1). Frogeye leaf spot gets its name from

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Indiana Grown for Schools Purdue University

Details: I wanted to let you know that ISDA/IG was recently awarded a grant in partnership with the Indiana State Department of Health, Indiana Dept of Education and Purdue Extension to create an all-inclusive local food sourcing guide for schools called Indiana Grown for Schools: School Food Service Resource Guide.This 2 year project will start with gathering information …

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A Look at One of the New Closed Transfer Systems for Paraquat

Details: In an October 2019 Hot Topics article on the Facts for Fancy Fruit website, I referenced the new regulatory changes to herbicides containing the active ingredient paraquat. One of the new requirements is for closed system packaging. To quote the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): “New closed-

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Properly timing fungicide sprays

Details: Mummy removal, pruning out cankers, good orchard sanitation, and timely application of fungicide, especially after rains exceeding 2” are essential for control of both diseases. Both brown rot and peach scab are capable of producing spores now; keeping trees protected with fungicide during wet periods is essential to bringing the crop to harvest.

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Getting Ready to Plant Strawberries in a Plasticulture …

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Biobased Products: US Department of Agriculture and the …

Details: Cooperative State, Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) 26. 26. Forest Service (FS) 8. 9. Alternative Agricultural Research and Commercialization Corporation (AARC) 8. 7. Table 3. Funding by program for new uses for agricultural commodities. CSREES program. FY 1998 funding ($ million) National Research Initiative (NRI)

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Midwest Fruit Pest Management Guide (ID-465) available

Details: The Midwest Fruit Pest Management Guide is updated each year by the Midwest Fruit Workers group to provide the most complete information and recommendations for controlling weeds, diseases and insect pests of all major fruit crops grown in the Midwest. For the past three years, the guide has combined information on tree fruit, small fruit and

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Details: 2021 BGIN MEETING & FARM TOUR. May 20, 2021 - From Issue: 21-04. By: Bruce Bordelon. 2021 BGIN MEETING & FARM TOUR THURSDAY, JUNE 3RD HOSTED BY JOHN NELSON THE BLUEBERRY RANCH 54743 BUCKEYE RD. MISHAWAKA, IN 46545 574 255 5773 Directions: From 80/90 Take exit 83 heading south on Capitol for 2 miles. Turn east …

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Rootstock problems are neither new nor unique…” Cummings and …

Details: That is a big assumption, and requires the recognition that with this smaller sized tree comes greater risk: A single canker can girdle a tree at the scion or rootstock, killing it (Fig. 1). There are several diseases that can cause this, including fire blight, Phytophthora collar rot, and bot canker. Fire blight.

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Crop Conditions Purdue University Facts for Fancy Fruit

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From sweaters to shorts – Indiana spring keeps us guessing

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Bloom through petal fall are key times for codling moth and …

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New Floricultural Crops

Details: The definition of new crops can be: a newly discovered genera or species; newly introduced cultivars of plants grown in earlier years, but forgotten or without complete cultural information; plants that are cultivated in foreign countries but have not been introduced in the United States; or crops that can be produced with new production

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Janna L Beckerman Purdue University Facts for Fancy Fruit

Details: Janna L Beckerman. Professor of Plant Pathology. Department of Botany. Area (s) of Interest: Ornamental and Fruit Diseases. (765) 494-4628 [email protected] Janna L Beckerman's website.

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2022 Pesticide Clean Sweep Purdue University Facts for Fancy Fruit

Details: August 25, 2022: Hendricks County Fairgrounds 1900 E. Main St., Danville, Indiana 46122. HOW: Complete the enclosed Pesticide Clean Sweep Participant Form to the best of your ability. Mail, fax or e-mail the completed form to Nathan Davis at 765-494- 4331 or [email protected] no later than Fri., August 5, 2021.

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Organic Aphid Control Update

Details: Aphids have been a particularly challenging pest to get under control in our high tunnel strawberries this year. They quickly colonized the strawberries we had growing all winter and took off as the weather warmed (Fig. 1). In my first attempt to knock them back I introduced 2,000 lacewing larvae (22-Apr), too little too late.

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Chemical thinning Purdue University Facts for Fancy Fruit

Details: The Maxcell-type thinners increase respiration, burning up more carbohydrates so less is left over for developing fruitlets. So in these 3 different ways, thinners increase the shortfall of carbohydrates resulting in increased fruit drop. Keeping this in mind allows growers to predict the response to thinners from year to year.

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Miranda Purcell Purdue University Facts for Fancy Fruit

Details: April 29, 2022 - From Issue: 22-03. By: Miranda Purcell. Read More. Cold temperatures throughout March and April have led to delays in grapevine phenology ranging from 7-14 days behind normal. Generally speaking, later bud break reduces the risk of spring frost damage. However, warm weather over the weekend has progressed bud development greatly.

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Effects of Water Quality of Pesticides

Details: As the spray season approaches, it is good to remember the profound impact water quality has on the performance of pesticides used by fruit growers. Purdue Pesticides Program recently published a guide, The Impact of Water Quality on Pesticide Performance PPP-86, available at the Education Store, 1-

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Articles Purdue University Facts for Fancy Fruit

Details: The most important spray of the season for control of anthracnose on brambles is the delayed dormant spray of lime sulfur, Sulforix or copper hydroxide.

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Protecting pollinators during bloom Purdue University Facts for …

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Early season grapevine disease management Purdue University …

Details: By: Miranda Purcell. Grapevines are in early stages of growth across the state, from bud break to 10 inch shoots. Significant shoot growth is expected with the warm weather predicted for this week. This is a very important time to maintain preventative control over major grape diseases including Phomopsis, black rot, powdery mildew and downy

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Pesticide Safety

Details: July 1, 2021 - From Issue: 21-07. By: Miranda Purcell. WHAT: An Indiana Pesticide Clean Sweep Project designed to collect and dispose of suspended, canceled, banned, unusable, opened, unopened or just unwanted pesticides (weed killers, insecticides, rodenticides, fungicides, miticides, etc.) is being sponsored by the Office of Indiana State

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Spring temperatures, pollination- a refresher Purdue University …

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Juniper Rusts Purdue University Facts for Fancy Fruit

Details: Cedar-quince rust on juniper. Symptoms and signs of the disease occur in the spring; orange gelatinous horns develop from gray to brown colored fungal galls on the branches of infected junipers. These horns produce wind blown spores that infect apple and/or pear, hawthorn, serviceberry and/or crabapple trees. Symptoms on apple initially appear

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Cold Injury to Fruit Crops Purdue University Facts for Fancy Fruit

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Plums Article Categories Purdue University Facts for Fancy Fruit

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Fire Blight Purdue University Facts for Fancy Fruit

Details: Fire blight, caused by the bacterium Erwinia amylovora, is a devastating disease of apples and pears. Epidemics of the disease develop quickly, particularly in a climate of warm, wet weather like this weekend! The type of management program developed by each orchard will vary considerably based upon a variety of orchard factors, including apple

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Arkansas blackberry “Ouachita” wins ASHS

Details: Ouachita is the second blackberry and third fruit from the Arkansas fruit breeding program to receive the award, Clark said. The first Arkansas blackberry to receive the award was Navaho, released in 1989. Cardinal strawberry, released by the division in 1974, also received the ASHS award. To learn more about Division of Agriculture research

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Melon Article Categories Purdue University Facts for Fancy Fruit

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Chemical Thinning Purdue University Facts for Fancy Fruit

Details: The Maxcell-type thinners increase respiration, burning up more carbohydrates so less is left over for developing fruitlets. So in these 3 different ways, thinners increase the shortfall of carbohydrates resulting in increased fruit drop. Keeping this in mind allows growers to predict the response to thinners from year to year.

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