Apple IPM Demonstration in Orange and Ulster Counties 1999
Project Leaders: Teresa Rusinek, IPM Coordinator, CCE Orange; Mike Fargione, Regional Tree Fruit Specialist & Maire Ullrich, CCE Orange
Cooperators: R. Straub, Entomology, & D. Rosenberger, Pathology, Cornell
This apple growing season 6 farms were involved in the IPM Program in Orange and Ulster Counties. All 6 growers had positive experiences with the scouts and program procedures. Harvest evaluations were conducted and showed that there was no significant difference between apples under IPM program management and those managed more conventionally. In several cases, growers followed IPM program recommendations on the entire farm.