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2016 Apple Crop Survey ResultsThe 2016 Apple Crop Survey Results are now available. Click here for results.
Online Sponsorship OpportunityOnline Sponsorship Opportunity for Washington State study tour for Next Generation Fruit Growers.
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What herbicide controls which weeds?Here is a new tool you can use to manage weeds in your orchards. We all have 1 or 2 weeds that come through our herbicide programs. Identify those weeds and use this cross reference to determine which herbicide will help to manage those weeds. Download this Excel workbook. http://lof.cce.cornell.edu/submission.php?id=321&crumb=pests|pests The instructions are on the first worksheet tab and the herbicide x weeds are in the second tab.
Apple System Payback Calculator Now Available!Apple System Payback Calculator
You can down load this spreadsheet to help you calculate the return on investment for an orchard system you are considering to plant or invest in.
2016 Vegetable & Small Fruit Grower MeetingSmall fruit presentations from the Tuesday March 1, 2016 Vegetable & Small Fruit Grower Meeting in Niagara Co. Presentations now available here.
2016 Lake Ontario Winter Fruit SchoolPresentations from 2016 Lake Ontario Winter Fruit School are available here.
Distinguishing Characteristics between ECB & CMDistinguishing characteristics between European Corn Borer and Codling Moth pdf
Its important to identify the pests that are found in fruit in order to apply proper control measures. This guide will help to identify between 2 pest with very similar looking larvae.
Apple IPM for BeginnersA guide for new apple growers to protect apple orchards from pests, in fact sheet format.
This series of fact sheets [.pdfs] will help you address the major apple pests, but does not guarantee perfect fruit. These fact sheets and scouting guides are a compromise between the most accurate, complex information researchers have to offer and the amount of information a beginner can take in.
Read the first four chapters carefully to start this new venture. Then follow the Scouting Calendar as apple stage of growth advances week-by-week. To order a full color printed copy, click here.