Wisconsin Fruit News-August 4, 2017

Janet van Zoeren and Christelle Guédot, UW-Extension

This morning feels like fall here in Madison, and we’re beginning to think about apple and grape harvest and ripeness assessments. However, there’s a lot more than just that to read about in the newsletter this week:


  • Biological control Part II: Our favorite natural enemies
  • Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic update
  • Insect Diagnostic Lab update
  • Blueberry maggot
  • Nematode diseases of berry crops
  • Cranberry degree-day map and update
  • Canopy management practices to improve grape qualities
  • Wine and table grape developmental stages
  • Preharvest bitter pit prediction in Honeycrisp apples
  • Apple maturity index report