Monthly Archives: June 2012

Summer scouting for mites, leafhoppers, stink bugs and the new fruit fly

Monitoring for leaf hoppers, mites and stink bug activity continues.  Stink bugs can get going in the peaches this time of year.  Most of the time they are no problem but are worth keeping an eye on.  Peaches are way … Continue reading

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Spraying for leaf hoppers

Finally finished the apple thinning.  Took a little longer than anticipated.  This week the focus will be on mite counts in everything, leaf hoppers, oblique banded leaf rollers, wooly apple aphids and summer diseases such as calyx end rots and … Continue reading

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Growing like crazy

Wet weather and heat has really shifted growth on everything in to high gear.  Tough to keep up with everything.  We installed support strings in raspberries before the canes get too high.  Nursery trees growing so fast.  Sometimes it seems … Continue reading

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Moth pests and young tree tying

Wet, cool weather is back.  This makes sense because it is strawberry ripening time.  Of course, wet weather plus strawberry maturity equals lots of fruit rot.  Glad we are out of the strawberry deal.  We need this rain for all … Continue reading

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