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UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   This fruit update contains information about… Apples- Growth stage, apple maggot monitoring and management, codling moth update, and Honeycrisp leaf mottling disorder. Grapes- Growth stage and a note about when to start basal leaf removal...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   We've continued to have bouts of rain, but growers are still getting field work and planting done. Pest issues are on the rise, and we have our first few days of hotter weather on deck.   General Notes Rainy weather and N deficiency   The...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Growers are reporting seeing Colorado potato beetles and their eggs in field. We all know what these guys are capable of, let’s do a rundown of Colorado potato beetle management.   The first flush of Colorado potato beetle activity is the...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Cucumber beetles show up in Minnesota every year. This article provides a brief overview of cucumber beetles along with recommended management strategies you can use after your cucurbits are planted.   Cucumber beetles: an overview...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   This fruit update contains information about… Apples- Growth stage, insect & disease management, and note about when to remove trunk shields/protectors. Grapes- Growth stage, information about the grape cultivar Brianna, disease...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Hopefully last night’s storms are the closing of the tap after another wet week. NOAA is calling for cooler than normal temperatures and less rain in the next week.   Tips for dealing with flooded fields It has been wet, with more...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   The cooler weather we have on tap will keep our cole crops, such as cabbage, kale, and broccoli, happy.  The weather is also warm enough that insect pests will also be pleased -- including the three species of caterpillars that are...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Flea beetle continues to be one of the biggest pests on Minnesota vegetables farms, especially in our brassica crops. Some of the most effective things we can do to manage this pest happen before we see damage (AKA, the combination of...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   This fruit update contains information about… Apples- growth stage and thinning; insect & disease management. June-bearing strawberries- growth stage, and disease management. Additional fruit growth stage highlights. “Wild,” non-...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Growers are plugging away with planting and other early season tasks in between rains. This May has been one of the wettest in recent years – quite a change of pace from the last few Mays we had.   Our crops have moisture, but so do our...

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