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UMass IPM Fruit Loop

UMass IPM Fruit Loop

By Hawkeye
Welcome to The UMass IPM Fruit Loop! While Hawkeye does most of the talking, this is a co-creation of weekly contributions from Extension Educators 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. When we are extra lucky, we get a guest to join us. The possibilities are endless!
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IN THE LOOP, Pilot Episode- Healthy Fruit Vol. 28, No.4

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Cool hand Curc; UMass IPM Fruit Loop Vol. 29 Episode 6
Cooler than average temps are keeping the plum curculio at bay and making apple fruit thinning an even more challenging prospect than usual. Listen in as Dr. Greene once again gives us the skinny on best thinning practices for this time of year. Dr. Piñero counsels us on weekly insect activity as well as insecticide options which is augmented by this week's guest article from MSU's Dr. John Wise. Plus, all our great weekly segments from Jon Clements, Dan Cooley and myself (Hawkeye). Music credits: Intro/Outro: Strobotone - San Fran Interlude (Edit)  Strobotone is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 2.0 Germany License. Entomology Psychology: Checkie Brown - Wirklich Wichtig (ID 211)Wirklich Wichtig (ID 211) by Checkie Brown is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. Diseases intro:Hippie Bulle - StonedFunghi(ID213)by CheckieBrown Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
25:11
May 12, 2021
Buzz, buzz, baby; UMass IPM Fruit Loop, Vol. 29 Episode 5
Chock full 'o' goodies this week with everything from our traditional rundown of degree days and upcoming pest events to a deeeeep dive into fireblight models with some thinning and pollinator health action thrown in for good measure. This week's Healthy Fruit was a solid collaboration from Dr. Jaime Piñero, Dr. Dan Cooley, Dr. Duane Greene, myself (Hawkeye) and Jon Clements, who also serves as fearless editor to our motley little crew. Each Fruit Loop is recorded and edited by yours truly. Music credits: Intro/Outro: Strobotone - San Fran Interlude (Edit)  Strobotone is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 2.0 Germany License. Entomology Psychology: Checkie Brown - Wirklich Wichtig (ID 211)Wirklich Wichtig (ID 211) by Checkie Brown is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
36:11
May 5, 2021
Scab, Stem Mothers and other Grotesqueries; Vol. 29, Episode 4
Who doesn't love a good aphid love story? Everyone, or... no-one. Either way, worst love story ever. Good thing we are not in the love story business. Tune in to hear the latest insect and disease monitoring and management news, straight from the aphids tailpipes.  
17:54
April 28, 2021
Buds, Borers and Growth Control; Vol. 29, Episode 3
A stone's throw back to last week's (April 19, 2021) Healthy Fruit Newsletter. Status of weather, buds, insects and diseases covered to the minute and Dr. Duane Greene gives us his perspective on Prohexadione-calcium (Apogee, Kudos) for Growth Control and Fire Blight Containment. Music credits: Intro/Outro: Strobotone - San Fran Interlude (Edit)  Strobotone is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 2.0 Germany License. Entomology Psychology: Checkie Brown - Wirklich Wichtig (ID 211)Wirklich Wichtig (ID 211) by Checkie Brown is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
19:20
April 27, 2021
Droughts, Fungicides and Freezes; Vol. 29. Episode 2
2021 continues to keep us on our toes, and its not even May yet! Tune in to hear about the latest state of drought, apple scab, fungicides, more early season insect pests, frost considerations, a short from CCE's Michael Basedow and... There may even be a guest voice tucked in there for ya! As always, forgive me and my weak jokes and references (probably) no one but me gets. Music credits: Intro/Outro: Strobotone - San Fran Interlude (Edit)  Strobotone is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 2.0 Germany License. Entomology Psychology: Checkie Brown - Wirklich Wichtig (ID 211)Wirklich Wichtig (ID 211) by Checkie Brown is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
28:51
April 14, 2021
2021 Fruit Growing Season Kick-off! Volume 29 Episode 1
Its the all Hawkeye channel until I can hoodwink... I mean, get someone else to join me in the weekly Healthy Fruit shenanigans. Nonetheless, listen in for your in season weekly run down of what all is afoot in the orchard and field. This week you will find budstages, disease updates and early season insect pest considerations. Enjoy!  Music credits: Intro/Outro: Strobotone - San Fran Interlude (Edit)  Strobotone is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 2.0 Germany License. Entomology Psychology: Mittimus - Telekinetic Insects 00:05:02 Telekinetic Insects by Mittimus is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives (aka Music Sharing) 3.0 International License.
21:22
April 7, 2021
Off Season Fruit Loop No. 4: Winter Meeting Series, Blueberry Twig Blight Q & A With MSU's Mark Longstroth
As you may know the fruit Extension Educators from New York and New England have teamed up to organize a series of winter meetings, via zoom of course. These meetings are being held once a week throughout the rest of the winter. Extension Educators, and faculty from New York, New England and beyond have been kind enough to join us to share their research and experiences. In this episode of the fruit loop you will hear the question and answer portion of January 26th’s blueberry twig blight presentation. If you are interested in viewing the video presentation portion, check it out on our UMass Extension Fruit Team youtube channel. I would like to extend a special thank you to Mary Concklin from the University of Connecticut Extension program for inviting Mark to present at this meeting, to George Hamilton of the University of New Hampshire Extension program for his insights and of course our speaker Mark Longstroth, recently retired from Michigan State Universities Extension program. If you would like to hear more about what Mark has to say, check him out on Twitter @MIbluedoc.
27:40
January 28, 2021
Off Season Fruitloop- Forecast Models and Decision Support Systems- Part 3
Short and action packed. This episode of the UMass IPM Fruit Loop takes you through a super duper quick review of just what it is we are talking about (erm... it decision support systems, y'all) and then a fairly comprehensive description of how to interpret apple scab risk forecast output from both RIMpro (https://www.rimpro.eu/) and NEWA (http://newa.cornell.edu/), two DSS currently available to use in the Northeast and Midwest U.S. Feel free to open up the NEWA link and follow along! Likewise, if you have a RIMpro account, this would be a good time to get a refresher. Side note, while NEWA is only available in the U.S, RIMpro is available for subscription services around the world.
10:20
December 7, 2020
Off Season Fruitloop- Forecast Models and Decision Support Systems- Part 2
'20-'21 Off Season Release Episode 1 In this episode, Hawkeye discusses degree days, forecast model development and implementation of climatic variable within those two structures. Just about everything you have ever wanted to know about decision support systems and forecast models, plus maybe a little extra. ;-)
15:26
November 30, 2020
Off Season Fruitloop- Forecast Models and Decision Support Systems- Part 1
'20-'21 Off Season Release Episode 1  In this episode, Hawkeye dives deep on key pathogen and insect pest life cycles to lay the groundwork for a larger discussion about what forecast models are, how they work and how models, and the decision support systems that implement them fit into an IPM program. This is the first in a multi part series. How many parts you get depends on just how long winded Hawkeye gets... 
15:08
November 20, 2020
Flashback Fruitloop- Fun With Forecasts Healthy Fruit Vol. 28 No. 6
Flashback with Hawkeye to April 28, 2020 when rain was abundant and temperatures were... unpredictable. This episode discusses the (then) current state of the primary apple scab season for 2020, foliar nutrient applications, increasing insect pest captures and a brief update on small fruit concerns. 
14:55
October 8, 2020
Happy Harvest, Healthy Fruit; Healthy Fruit Vol. 28 No.22
Tune in to hear Hawkeye and Lens cover the final issue of Healthy Fruit for the 2020 season. Dr. Jaime Piñero covers results of his team's pest surveys, Jon Clements guest spots to go over apple maturity and Hawkeye delivers a warning for next year. But wait! Just because Healthy Fruit has been put up for the winter doesn't mean that the IPM Fruit Loop is ready for hibernation. Stay tuned... Hawkeye and Lens have more tricks up their sleeves...
14:49
October 2, 2020
A Fruit Loop Flashback; Insects, Ascospores, Action! Vol. 28 No. 5
This Flashback Fruit Loop takes you back to April 21, 2020. This episode of the IPM Fruit Loop covers early season apple scab and fireblight (courtesy of Dr. Duane Greene) considerations, and more insect trapping and monitoring hot topics. Even as a flashback, this episode contains valuable IPM information you can use again and again. Tune in! 
18:14
October 1, 2020
A Fruit Loop Flashback; ascospores, bud break and branching. Episode 3
In this episode of the IPM Fruit Loop, Hawkeye takes you back in time to April 7, 2020. Ahh, the days when buds were just emerging from dormancy ascospores were just beginning to mature and it seemed like there might still might be a chance that summer could be something like normal. Refresh your memory on increased branching methods, pheromone and sticky card insect thresholds and other early season pest IPM.
19:33
September 30, 2020
APPLEJACKED ROLLER-COASTER LOOP, Healthy Fruit Vol.28 Issue 21
Step right up folks!  It's a short Roller-Coaster ride with Lens... If you dare. Hijacked by apples (and wine grapes by the way, more on that in upcoming episodes), we are at the mercy of harvest season!!  Hang on to your noggin, stay in the Loop, and get Jon's fourth Apple Maturity Report!  
09:42
September 17, 2020
WIND BLOWN CONTENTIONS, Healthy Fruit Vol.28, Issue 20
Tune in to hear Jon's Apple Maturity Report,  get a "second opinion" on some other apple news, and wish Extension Expert- Sonia Schloemann "Happy Trails."  A special shout out to her for all her time, knowledge, and effort she shared with us!   It's all sweet as pie in the end.
34:46
September 9, 2020
(Im)Maturity, Droughts and Spots Healthy Fruit Vol.28, Issue 19
Lens has gone back to classes (virtually) and was not able to join me this week. SO, Lucky you! (hahaha) This is an all Hawkeye episode, new music, same goofy me. A new invasive insect pest breaks onto the scene, setting up shop in New Jersey and Staten Island NY. Jon's first official (official 'cause I said so) apple maturity report is rolled out and the drought marches on. 
15:47
August 27, 2020
FLASH IN THE PAN - A FLASHBACK EPISODE!! Healthy Fruit Vol.28 Issue 2
Taking it back in time again, Hawkeye & Lens rewind to the end of March 2020.  Covid-19 had begun to make it's mark, chances of freezing were still in play, and we were talking bud stages!!!
14:49
August 7, 2020
AFTER THE STORM, Healthy Fruit Vol.28 Issue 18
It's a bit of a challenge to record a podcast without electricity, but lights are back on after Tropical Storm Isaias got done throwing it's fit in New England.... and Hawkeye and Lens got to it!!  A bit punchy perhaps, they deliver insect, disease, and other fruitful news in between picking up tree branches and salvaging food!  Tune in and get a few laughs too!!!
26:14
August 7, 2020
MEET HAWKEYE & LENS!
Just a small introduction to your UMass IPM Fruit Loop hosts, Hawkeye & Lens.  We appreciate your time and will do the best to keep you in the loop!
01:59
July 29, 2020
A FRUITFUL FLASHBACK!, Healthy Fruit Vol.28 Issue 1
Hawkeye and Lens travel back in time.  The destination?, The beginning of the growing season with a touch of March Madness!! Although the time has passed, this rewind is not in vain.  Climb aboard the time machine, and recall what pests, diseases, and other important twists were thrown our way in Spring 2020.  It may just give you tips as to what 2021 has in store!  
18:13
July 28, 2020
SOLO FLYING LENS, UMass IPM Fruit Loop Vol.28 Issue 17
As Hawkeye prepared for the Annual Summer Meeting online, Lens flew solo on this one... if you don't count there roaring thunder and motorcycles driving by!  
24:56
July 23, 2020
DRUGS FOR BUGS, Healthy Fruit Vol.28, issue 16 (Take 2)
Moving into mid-summer, Hawkeye and Lens talk shop.  The pests seem to  take center stage.  So it's good to have those drugs for the "bugs"  (more accurately, insects) on hand!  Irrigation is still key while  dosing those destroyers and there's more fun stuff on the horizon.  Tune  in to stay in the loop!!  A special preview into some Cold-Hardy Grape projects in the works and perhaps, a "teaser" to future podcasts that will keep you "On the Vine" as well as in the loop!!  Thank you for the update on on the trunk disease project Dr. Barry Goodell and Dr. Elsa Petit!!
27:51
July 9, 2020
THE LOWDOWN ON SWD, A SPECIAL EDITION
As an extension of this week's episode, Hawkeye and Lens deliver the lowdown on Spotted Wing Drosophila and salty magic tricks to help you find those maggots!  
05:32
July 8, 2020
DRUGS FOR BUGS, Healthy Fruit Vol. 28, Issue 16 (Take 1)
Moving into mid-summer, Hawkeye and Lens talk shop.  The pests seem to take center stage.  So it's good to have those drugs for the "bugs" (more accurately, insects) on hand!  Irrigation is still key while dosing those destroyers and there's more fun stuff on the horizon.  Tune in to stay in the loop!! Our production manager, Lens (me) forgot to include some audio regarding some fantastic cold-hardy grape projects happening.  See the updated version of this episode (Take 2) for the complete experience!  
25:31
July 8, 2020
BETWEEN THE RAINDROPS, Healthy Fruit Vol.28, Issue 15
Short and Sweet, this episode keeps you in the loop between the long overdue raindrops.  Hawkeye and Lens recorded this one on the fly in the midst of a busy week when Spotted Winged Drosophila makes their mark, the Apple scab saga wraps up, and cherry harvest comes into full swing!
21:40
July 1, 2020
ENTER THE IRRI-GATE, Healthy Fruit Vol.28, Issue 14
On this week's episode, Entomologist Dr. Jaime Pinero joins Hawkeye & Lens.  You get the "Entomology Psychology" from the expert himself!  Of course, Hawkeye and Lens keep you in the loop with current degree days, upcoming meetings, lab re-openings, diseases, and small fruit! As dry conditions continue in the region, be sure to tune into all things WATER!  Water your crops and water yourselves too!  
28:45
June 25, 2020
PREDATORS, PREY, AND IRRIGATION!, Healthy Fruit Vol.28, Issue 13
It's just Hawkeye and Lens on this one!  As much of the region remains "abnormally dry," irrigation is the conversation.  Join us to get a gauge of how deep you need to take it,  learn to discern between good mites and bad mites,  and stay in the Healthy Fruit Loop.   
17:35
June 17, 2020
WATER, FLIGHT, & FRUIT!, Healthy Fruit Vol.28, Issue 12
This episode is long like the week.. full of ups and downs, all fruitful if you chose to take a bite.   Hawkeye and Lens talk about near drought conditions and keep you in the loop with upcoming pests and diseases.  Extension Expert Sonia Schloemann sat down with Lens, virtually to talk about all things small fruit!  With PYO strawberries happening this weekend, you won't want to miss it!!
37:44
June 12, 2020
THE THIRSTY TREES, Healthy Fruit Vol.28, Issue 11
Water, and the circus seem to be this week's theme!  A special Thanks to Tree Fruit Expert, Jon Clements for joining Lens to chat about apple measuring, thinning, and irrigation.  (Clarification: When Lens refers to backyard pools, she is specifically referring to above-ground pools.)  Tune in to see things "Jon's Way."  Hawkeye and Lens also keep you in the loop by covering degree days, pests, diseases, and all Healthy Fruit matters.  
31:34
June 3, 2020
HOWLING AT ASCOSPORES, Healthy Fruit Vol.28, Issue 10
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! 
21:07
May 27, 2020
KEEPING IT COOLEY , Healthy Fruit Vol.28, Issue 9
Dr. Daniel Cooley from the UMass Stockbridge School of Agriculture joins Hawkeye and Lens to discuss current disease updates. Plus, we will cover all the usual Healthy Fruit news!
25:45
May 20, 2020
THE THINNING SKINNY - Healthy Fruit Vol. 28, Issue 8
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. 
24:27
May 15, 2020
CINCO DE MAYO- Healthy Fruit Vol.28, Issue 7
This week in apples, Hawkeye and Lens talk plum curculio and apple scab. Notes from the field is back and small fruit updates are covered. 
25:50
May 11, 2020
IN THE LOOP, Pilot Episode- Healthy Fruit Vol. 28, No.4
This podcast is the audio version of the UMass Extension Fruit Team's Healthy 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. Adapted from the Healthy Fruit newsletter published on April 14, 2020.
19:21
May 5, 2020