A website is now available to track growing degree days (GDDs) for farmers in the northeast. It allows you to estimate GDDs from planting for your zip code and to compare to 15 or 30 year means.
Torino (FRAC Group U6) has a supplemental label to control powdery mildew on apples and cherries.
On Saturday, April 12th 2018, Penn State Extension offered a practical field training for Spanish-speaking growers and workers in the fruit industry.
Tight cluster is the time powdery mildew spores become active. April 24 – 25, 2018 is a predicted scab infection period; be sure trees are covered with protection.
Peach blossoms are just starting to open this season, and full bloom will be more than a week later than normal.