Orchard Outlook

Orchard Outlook

By Orchard Outlook
Tangible, practical advice and information. Orchard Outlook is a podcast by Perennia Food and Agriculture Inc. hosted by our Tree Fruit Specialist, Michelle Cortens. These insightful discussions can help any grower navigate commercial tree fruit production for sweet success. Perennia is a technical development agency based in Nova Scotia, Canada with the mission to help farmers, fishers and food processors be more prosperous and profitable.
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Apple Maggot Birth Control
Dr. Suzanne Blatt joins us to talk about apple maggot flies that lay their eggs in apple fruit. The maggots tunnel through apple flesh and can make a real mess that nobody wants to bite into. Dr. Blatt is a research entomologist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, located in Nova Scotia. Her research focuses on integrated pest management methods for a wide range of commodities including apple - and apple maggot management is of course a major concern. Producer: Perennia Food and Agriculture Inc.  Website: www.perennia.ca  Follow us on Twitter: @nsperennia @nstreefruit  Connect with us on: Instagram: @nsperennia Facebook: @nsperennia  Music: A Sunny Day by J. Tones  Logo Created by: Perennia Food and Agriculture Inc.  Email us at: info@perennia.ca  Recorded by: Podcast Atlantic  Recorded and Edited by Michael Boyd 
22:02
August 21, 2019
Don’t Play with Fire Blight
In today’s episode, we talk about the bacteria Erwinia amylovora that creates a scorched appearance on infected apple trees, accurately termed fire blight.  Producer: Perennia Food and Agriculture Inc.  Host:  MICHELLE CORTENS, M.Sc., Tree Fruit Specialist
 mcortens@perennia.ca Michelle is the Tree Fruit Specialist for Perennia Food & Agriculture Inc. and she performs farm extension activities for the province of Nova Scotia. She has a Master of Science through her research on apple trees and is a certified Professional Agrologist. Michelle has been awarded for her achievements in community involvement and leadership. Guest:  Dr. George Sundin is a Professor of Plant Pathology and runs the Tree Fruit Pathology Lab at Michigan State University. He performs extension and research in tree fruit disease control including management of fire blight, fungicide resistance, and the evaluation of new bactericides and fungicides.   Website: www.perennia.ca  Follow us on Twitter: @nsperennia @nstreefruit Connect with us on: Instagram: @nsperennia Facebook: @nsperennia  Music: A Sunny Day by J. Tones  Logo Created by: Perennia Food and Agriculture Inc.  Email us at: info@perennia.ca  Recorded by: Podcast Atlantic  Recorded and Edited by: Michael Boyd 
26:00
August 7, 2019
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