[NAFEX] Scouting Resources
akmanty at localnet.com
Thu Aug 9 15:59:54 EDT 2007
Dennis, I also sent for these books and several others; you are
right; they certainly are helpful! Thanks so much for all your
advice. When do you find the time, and with a business, too. AK
At 10:17 AM 8/8/2007, you wrote:
>New scouting resources for orchards available on MSU IPM web site.
>The MSU IPM Program has developed two web resources featuring photos
>and descriptions from the popular pocket-sized scouting guides for
>apples and stone fruit. The information was developed by Dave
>Epstein, Larry Gut, George Sundin, Alan Jones and KimberlyMaxson-Stein.
>On the Internet
> * Scouting for pests in apples:
> * Scouting for pests in stone fruit:
>Print publications - great for viewing in the orchard
>Call the <http://www.emdc.msue.msu.edu/>MSU Extension Bulletin
>office (517-353-6740) or your local Extension office to order
>copies. These pocket-sized guides have color photos, pest ID and
>damage descriptions and are made of water resistant paper:
> * A Pocket Guide for IPM Scouting in Michigan Apples. Price $14.
> Bulletin E-2720. (Spanish E-2720SP).
> * A Pocket Guide for IPM Scouting in Stone Fruits. Price $12.
> Bulletin E-2840 (Spanish E-2840SP).
>Upgrade your scouting skills with dvd training
>A Practical Guide to Scouting Apple Orchards is a DVD that
>compliments the scouting guide. It is designed to give apple growers
>and consultants easy access to information that helps de-mystify the
>pest management decision-making process. The 90-minute DVD contains
>21 modules covering topics from choosing a weather monitoring system
>to discussions on degree-day models and monitoring primary disease
>and insect pests. The DVD is designed for those who want to learn
>about specific topics at any point during the growing season by
>simply choosing the desired tracks from the DVD menu. Call the
><http://www.emdc.msue.msu.edu/>MSU Extension Bulletin office
>(517-353-6740) and request DVD273 (price $29.95).
>I use all three of these resources and the Scouting Guides are a
>must even if you have only a few trees. Hope this info is useful.
>Royal Oak Farm Orchard
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