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IPM Message for Cranberry Growers: Jun 21, 2013

June 21, 2013

You may need to be checking early varieties and hybrid varieties soon for %out-of-bloom. Bloom is moving quickly in some areas. It is always good to get 2 %oob counts BEFORE you hit 50%, just to improve your estimate. Some growers may be spraying for fruitworm control by the end of next week. Late water Howes are very behind and barely at bloom yet. It is too late to be spraying for weevil (unless you have LW Howes). Honeybees should be out there working as the weather has been very nice. Bloom time fertilizer applications can go out now. Be careful if hot weather comes if you are usually adjuvants in your mixes. This is especially true for crop oil concentrates. Indar and Abound combinations are good for second fruit rot sprays but remember the 2-week holding time for Abound. It's Frank's last week. Good luck in retirement, Frank!!