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BMSB Activity in Orchards

-Anne L Nielsen, Ph.D., Specialist in Fruit Entomology

The early warm temperatures have given some pests a "jump" on the season. But temperature is not the only factor influencing insect development. Our new Fruit Entomologist, Anne Nielsen, explains the science behind why - despite early season warm temperatures - we are not seeing Brown Marmorated Stink Bug reproduction pushed to earlier dates.

Fruit IPM Update for May 15, 2012

Dean Polk, Fruit IPM Agent and
David Schmitt, Eugene Rizio and Atanas Atanassov,
Program Associates, Tree Fruit IPM
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As I See It: Apple Thinning, Disease, and Peach Freeze Damage

-Win Cowgill, Agricultural Agent

This past weekend brought bright sun and warmer temperatures by Sunday. Many North Jersey Growers were doing more apple thinning including myself. Sunday was used to cover all apples with a very late petal fall insecticide for plum curculio (PC), fungicide and Strep. We saw the first PC activity on Monday morning at Rutgers Snyder Farm.