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Brown marmorated stink bug injury on apple. Photo: G. Krawczyk, Penn State
Insect Bytes for June 23, 2017
June 23, 2017
The flights of the first generation adults of tufted apple bud moth, obliquebanded leafroller and codling moth are almost completed in most Pennsylvania orchards.
Mario Sazo, Cornell Fruit Specialist, invites Pennsylvania fruit growers and farm workers to a tour of the Geneva Experiment Station.
The Science Behind Horticulture—La Ciencia Detrás de la Horticultura
June 20, 2017
A field training for Spanish speakers in the fruit industry. Una capacitación en el campo para trabajadores de habla hispana en la industria de la fruta.
Photo 1. Obliquebanded leafroller injured new growth on apple tree. Photo: G. Krawczyk, Penn State
Insect Bytes for June 16, 2017
June 16, 2017
The adults of the first generation tufted apple bud moth (TABM) and obliquebanded leafroller (OBLR) continue to fly in most Pennsylvania orchards.
Watch out for brown rot on sweet cherries. Photo: K. Peter, Penn State
Protecting Cherries From Brown Rot
June 15, 2017
As the sweet cherry harvest commences, there are concerns about brown rot. Management options are discussed.
Photo: Tara Baugher
Promoting Red Color Development in Apple
June 12, 2017
Fruit surface color is complex because it can be influenced by genetics and mutations, environmental factors, crop load, plant nutrition, plant stresses, and plant growth regulators.