In this Issue:

VEGETABLE NEWS

Vegetable Insect Update

STRAWBERRY NEWS

Strawberry Sampling Data from MDA

Strawberry IPM Update plus Fungal Diseases and Inoculum

Slugs

APPLE NEWS

July 8, 2005 Minnesota Apple Growers Association (MAGA) Summer Tour

Weekly Trap Counts: June 13 - June 23, 2005

Apple Scab Infections


Insect, Pest Fact Sheets

Vol 2 No.8   June 27, 2005

MDA's Strawberry: Weekly Pest Sampling* Data

Location

Date Sampled

Strawberry Bud Weevil

Strawberry Bud Weevil

Tarnished Plant Bug (TPB)

Tarnished Plant Bug

Thrips

Avg. # clipped buds/2ft2 # of adult weevils found in field Avg. #nymphs/flower cluster # Adults observed in 20 flower clusters Avg. # / flower bud

Fairhaven **

6/20

0.2

0

1.7

2

1.4

White Bear Lake

6/23

0.2

0

0.4

12

0.5

* Sampling is done using standard sampling techniques for each pest. ** Harvesting has begun. Data collected at a given cooperator site is a snap-shot” of that particular field and does not represent other fields in that area.

 

PLEASE NOTE:  There will be NO newsletter published for July 4.  We will resume publication for July 11 unless there is a MN State Government shutdown.  If this occurs, then a web version of the newsletter will be available on the U of MN VegEdge site in htm format at: www.vegedge.umn.edu/MNFruit&VegNews/mnindex.htm and will contain only vegetable related information.

 

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Co-Editors: Bill Hutchison ( hutch002@umn.edu), Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota, Jeanne Ciborowski, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Ag. Resources Management and Development Division, and Suzanne Wold-Burkness ( woldx018@umn.edu), Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota

The Newsletter is published weekly from May through August, cooperatively, by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) and the University of Minnesota (U of MN). Reports are posted on the U of MN and MDA web sites on Fridays. If you have suggestions and/or comments, please send your contributions by 4 p.m., Wednesday to Jeanne Ciborowski, 651-297-3217, jeanne.ciborowski@state.mn.us , MDA, 90 W. Plato Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55107-2094. You can access the Newsletter at the U of MN web site in htm format at: www.vegedge.umn.edu/MNFruit&VegNews/mnindex.htm and at the MDA web site in pdf format at: www.mda.state.mn.us/biocon/fruitreports/

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