Introducing the Wisconsin Fruit Newsletter
Janet van Zoeren, Christelle Guédot, and Amaya Atucha
Welcome to the first installment of the Wisconsin Fruit News! This bi-weekly installment will allow us to highlight research regarding our state’s fruit crops, inform you of worrisome new pest alerts, and discuss upcoming events and opportunities. Each issue will be divided into six main sections: General Information, Berry Crops, Cranberries, Grapes, Tree Fruits, and a Calendar of Upcoming Events. The General Information section will contain pest alerts and other information pertinent to all fruit crop growers. For example, in two weeks there will be an article reminding everyone how to calculate and use growing degree days on your farm. The sections pertaining to each of our key fruit crops in Wisconsin (Berry Crops, Cranberries, Grapes, and Tree Fruits) will report more in-depth on plant development, insect pests and diseases, recent research and other information relevant specifically to each of these fruit crop groups. The last section of each newsletter will be a Calendar of Events for the upcoming months. Be sure to check that out and stay informed of upcoming workshops, grower meetings, conferences, and other opportunities.
The newsletter will also be posted onto our Wisconsin Fruit website, available at www.fruit.wisc.edu. There you will also be able to search by category or tag, to find crops and/or subject material of interest to you on a particular day. Additionally, you will also able to view our newsletter through the IPM Toolkit application, which was created through the University of Wisconsin’s Integrated Pest and Crop Management program (https://ipcm.wisc.edu/apps/ipmtoolkit/). Simply download the app, and enter our RSS newsfeed URL (http://fruit.wisc.edu/feed).
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