Newsletters

Wisconsin Fruit News:

WFN — Vol 2, Issue 3 (April 28, 2017)

  • Promalin, a frost rescue alternative for apples
  • Home Fruit Cultivars for Southern Wisconsin – updated publication
  • An integrated approach to pest management
  • Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic update
  • Insect Diagnostic Lab update
  • Eastern Flower Thrips
  • Cranberry degree-day map and update
  • Planting and caring for young grapevines
  • Wine and table grapes developmental stages
  • Grape insect pest scouting report
  • Using NEWA weather stations to predict spray timings: an example from plum curculio

 

WFN — Vol 2, Issue 2 (April 28, 2017)

  • Photo guide for disease ID on cold-climate grapes
  • Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic update
  • Insect Diagnostic Lab update
  • Pest alert: Strawberry mites
  • Cranberry degree-day map and update
  • Grape insect scouting report: flea beetle vs cutworm damage
  • Wine and table grapes developmental stages
  • Timing of thinner application for apples
  • Mass trapping of Codling Moth in apple orchards
  • Apple pest report – spring caterpillars

 

WFN — Vol 2, Issue 1 (April 14, 2017)

  • Insecticide Update
  • Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic update
  • Insect Diagnostic Lab update
  • Pest alert: Blueberry maggot
  • Cranberry degree-day map and update
  • Brown marmorated stink bugs and grapes
  • Sudden Apple Decline — learn all about it
  • Planting and caring for your new apple tree
  • San Jose scale
  • Apple thread blight

 

WFN — Warm Spring Supplemental Issue (Feb 23, 2017)

  • How could this warm weather affect fruit crops?

 

WFN — Invasive Insects Supplemental Issue (Feb 8, 2017)

  • Spotted wing drosophila: end-of-season update
  • Brown marmorated stink bug: end-of-season update

 

WFN — Grape Supplemental Issue (Dec 1, 2016)

  • Growing season summary: West Madison Agricultural Research Station training systems trial
  • Grape fruit quality assessments
  • Susceptibility to downy mildew, powdery mildew, and black rot
  • Grape insect report — 2016 summer summary

 

WFN — BMSB Supplemental Issue (Oct 7, 2016)

  • First report of brown marmorated stink bug in agricultural crops in Wisconsin

 

WFN — Vol 1, Issue 13 (Sept 30, 2016)

  • Wrapping things up for the summer of 2016
  • Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic
  • Insect Diagnostic Lab update
  • Spotted Wing Drosopila: 2016 monitoring update
  • Spotted Wing Drosophila survey for WI berry growers
  • Cranberry degree-day map and update
  • Grape developmental stages
  • It’s never too late to think about apple scab
  • Brown marmorated stink bug is preparing for winter

 

WFN — Vol 1, Issue 12 (Sept 16, 2016)

  • Insect Diagnostic Lab update
  • Blueberry virus survey
  • Diversifying your fruit crops: Aronia
  • Cranberry degree-day map and update
  • Spotted wing drosophila management for Wisconsin grape growers
  • Late season downy mildew management
  • Grape developmental stages
  • Hazelnut harvest and processing
  • Apple fruit maturity: how to determine the optimal harvest date

 

WFN — Vol 1, Issue 11 (Sept 2, 2016)

  • Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic update
  • Endosulfan in strawberry, and correction on previous Rimon article
  • Insect Diagnostic Lab update
  • Unusual fruit crops for Wisconsin markets: Saskatoon
  • Mechanical harvesting of black currants
  • Cranberry degree-day map and update
  • Grape insect pests: multicolored Asian lady beetle
  • Grape disease update
  • Grape developmental stages
  • Reduced-risk insecticide profile: Entrust
  • Impact of spotted wing drosophila on the cherry industry

 

WFN — Vol 1, Issue 10 (Aug 19, 2016)

  • Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic update
  • Insect Diagnostic Lab update
  • Unusual fruit crops for Wisconsin markets: Currants
  • Strawberry rootworm
  • Cranberry degree-day map and update
  • Grape disease update
  • Grape developmental stages
  • Ripening process of grapes in primary and secondary shoots
  • Reduced-risk insecticide profile: Rimon
  • Pre-harvest fruit drop control in apple orchards

 

WFN — Vol 1, Issue 9 (Aug 5, 2016)

  • Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic update
  • Insect Diagnostic Lab update
  • Leaf tissue analysis for berry crops
  • Blueberry stem gall wasp
  • Cranberry degree-day map and update
  • Grape disease update
  • Grape insect scouting report
  • Grape developmental stages
  • Insecticide profile: Movento
  • Antique apples with modern value
  • Update on brown marmorated stink bug

 

WFN — Vol 1, Issue 8 (July 22, 2016)

  • Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic update
  • Insect Diagnostic Lab update
  • Raspberry Planting and Establishment Guidelines
  • Japanese beetle in berry crops
  • Cranberry degree-day map and update
  • Grape developmental stages
  • Grape disease update
  • Grape insect pests: Focus on wasps and Japanese beetles
  • Northern Grapes Project
  • Peach varieties for Wisconsin
  • Insecticide profile: Delegate
  • Apple aphids
  • Sooty Blotch and flyspeck

 

WFN — Vol 1, Issue 7 (July 8, 2016)

  • Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic update
  • Insect Diagnostic Lab update
  • Strategies to avoid herbicide-resistant weeds
  • Fruit Crop Entomology lab research update on spotted wing drosophila
  • Cranberry degree-day map and update
  • Grape developmental stages
  • Grape scouting report
  • Grape Tumid Gallmaker
  • Vineyard canopy management- Leaf removal
  • Apple varieties for Wisconsin markets
  • Spotted wing drosophila update for Door County

 

WFN — Vol 1, Issue 6 (June 24, 2016)

  • Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic update
  • Insect Diagnostic Lab update
  • Spotted wing drosophila in Dane County
  • Exclusion barriers as a management tool for spotted wing drosophila
  • Cranberry degree-day map and update
  • Grape disease update
  • Grape developmental stages
  • Grape insects pest scouting report
  • Tissue analysis of cold-hardy wine grapes
  • Reduced risk insecticide: Exirel
  • Going soft on apple diseases?
  • Apple fertility considerations for orchards with variable crop loads
  • Door County spotted wing drosophila update

 

WFN — Vol 1, Issue 5 (June 10, 2016)

  • Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic update
  • Insect Diagnostic Lab update
  • New strawberry plant care in the field
  • Mild winter and risk of spotted wing drosophila infestation in strawberries
  • Cranberry degree-day map and update
  • Grape disease update
  • Grape developmental stages
  • Grape plume moth
  • Scab, frost… now what?
  • Spotted wing drosophila in Wisconsin cherries
  • Brown Marmorated Stink Bug look-alike

 

WFN — Vol 1, Issue 4 (May 27, 2016)

  • Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic update
  • Special pesticide registrations
  • Raspberry varieties and infestation by spotted wing drosophila
  • Event notification: Monroe and Richland counties field day
  • Degree-Day benchmarks for Sparganothis fruitworm
  • Grape disease update and disease scouting
  • Grape developmental stages
  • Reduced risk insecticide: Altacor
  • Apple thinning recommendations after the frost
  • Cider apple trees

 

WFN — Post-freeze Supplemental Issue (May 17, 2016)

  • Post-freeze vineyard management
  • Promalin, a frost rescue alternative for apples
  • Grape damage profile at West Madison Agricultural Research Station

 

WFN — Vol 1, Issue 3 (May 13, 2016)

  • Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic Update
  • Strawberry Angular Leaf Spot
  • Aronia susceptibility to spotted wing drosophila
  • Cranberry degree day map
  • Black rot management in grapes
  • Grape Developmental Stages
  • Establishing cold hardy grapevines on a spur pruned High Cordon System
  • Red Fusion wine
  • Reduced risk insecticide: Confirm
  • Building a hazelnut industry

 

WFN — Vol 1, Issue 2 (May 2, 2016)

  • Degree Day Overview
  • Spotted Lanternfly Pest Alert
  • Strawberry Cultivars and your Farm Profitability
  • Cranberry Degree Day Map
  • Summer Plans in the Steffan Lab
  • Reducing Grape Disease Pressure through Sanitation
  • Grape Developmental Stage Report
  • Cambridge Vineyard Walk
  • Special Indar Fungicide Label for Certain Stone Fruits

 

WFN — Vol 1, Issue 1 (April 18, 2016)

  • Introducing the Wisconsin Fruit Newsletter
  • SWD Survey summery
  • The Importance of Degree Day Modeling in Cranberry
  • Profile of Grape Pathology Work
  • Grape Variety Developmental Stages
  • WFFVC Grape Grower Survey Results
  • Promalin, a frost rescue alternative for apples
  • Update on BMSB

 

In addition, you can browse other newsletters here:

Cranberry Crop Management Journal

Northern Grape News

Door County Grape IPM Reports (2012 – 2015)