Have questions about frost tolerances according to cranberry variety?
University of Massachusetts just posted some great photos of different cranberry varieties, including ‘Early Black’, ‘Howes’, ‘Ben Lear’, ‘Stevens’, and ‘Crimson Queen’, at 25 degrees and 27 degrees Fahrenheit. The buds had reached cabbage head stage by April 17 of this year. To see the photos, click here.
Are you interested in learning about pollinators and the services that they provide?
This week’s Entomology seminar, on Friday April 20, will be given by Dr. Eric Lonsdorf, of the Chicago Botanic Garden, and is entitled “Modeling Pollination Services Across Agricultural Services.” For more information, click here.
Also, next week, the Entomology Department will be hosting another pollinator seminar by Dr. Sai Suryanarayanan of UW-Madison’s Department of Community and Environmental Sociology, entitled “Finding Sustainable Solutions to Honey Bee and Pollinator Health.”
Wisconsin Fruit Crops and Frost Injury this Spring
Recently, Shawn posted an article on the Entomology Department’s website about frost injury to cranberries in Wisconsin, follow this link.
For more information about spring frost injury in Wisconsin fruit crops, go to the University of Wisconsin Extension Fruit Crops website.
Specifically, see Rebecca Harbut’s article on “Understanding Frost in Fruit Crops”. She and Patty McManus have another article on “Impacts of High Spring Temperatures on Fruit Crop Management”.
The Steffan and Zalapa Labs are hosting a cranberry outreach event at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
This Saturday, the Steffan and Zalapa labs will be hosting an exploration station, “The Science of Wisconsin’s Cranberry Marshes” at Saturday Science: Science Expeditions at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery on the UW-Madison campus. The event will be held on Saturday, April 14 from 10 AM until 2 PM. For more information, click here.
Introduction to Bee Keeping workshop on April 21 offered by the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute
WSCGA Early Season Workshop April 10
Merritt will be presenting “Considerations for Spring Flooding for Pest Control” at the Early Season Workshop, held by the Wisconsin Cranberry Growers Association. For event details, click here: WSCGA Events Calendar
Steffan Lab at the 2012 Wisconsin Cranberry School
In case you missed Shawn and Merritt’s presentation at the 2012 Wisconsin Cranberry Growers Association Meeting, you can check it out on our website! There is a link on the “Reduced Risk IPM Tactics” research page.
Or click here: Early-season flooding for insect pest control
For more information about the Wisconsin Cranberry Growers Association, visit their website: Wisconsin Cranberry Growers Association