Welcome to The UMass IPM Fruit Loop! While Hawkeye and Lens do most of the talking, this is a co-creation of weekly contributions from Extension Educators Sonia Schloemann, Jon Clements and Elizabeth Garofalo. Extension and Stockbridge School of Agriculture's Dr. Jamie Piñero contributes weekly insect updates and integrated pest management strategies. Stockbridge School of Agriculture's Dr. Daniel Cooley is the team's resident plant pathologist and Dr. Duane Greene gives us the skinny on all things thinning and growth regulated.
This week's scheduled guest speaker was unable to join Hawkeye and Lens, but, Thrush the rescue pup (AKA Trash Panda, he was rescued from a trash can. Hawkeye and family were lucky enough to get to adopt him) was kind enough to chip in his feeling on degree days, insect activity disease and small fruit. Tune in to hear what Thrush, Hawkeye and Lens have to say!
Hawkeye and Lens may have had too much fun making this episode but they still deliver timely horticultural and pest management strategies for your Integrated Pest Management (IPM) needs. This week; more plum curculio, diseases by Dr. Cooley and the skinny on thinning from Dr. Greene.
This podcast is the audio version of the UMass Extension Fruit Team's Heathy Fruit Newsletter. In this week's episode our production manager Lyndsey leads us into a new way to deliver the most up to date crop information to YOU! After all, you are why we all at Extension do what we do.