Enviro-Weather, Cherry Research Information Available

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The latest information on Michigan’s Internet-based agricultural weather system and tart cherry integrated orchard management is now available online.

Available at http://www.enviroweather.msu.edu/news/Enviro-weatherReport2007.pdf the f,irst Enviro-weather report details the components of the project, as well as how information from Enviro-weather has been used to help fruit, vegetable and potato growers and turfgrass managers.

Enviro-weather is funded by Project GREEEN, the Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station, MSU Extension and private contributions.

The latest tart cherry integrated orchard management project (known as TC RAMP) research update is available at http://ipm.msu.edu/pdf/RAMPcherry08.pdf. Reports on progress on insect control with reduced-risk pesticides, plum curculio biology and management, cherry fruit fly management, fungal disease control, breeding and other research are featured.

The TC RAMP project, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture from 2003 to 2007, received a 1-year extension to September 2008. Because of the effectiveness of the first project, a second TC RAMP project was funded from 2007 to 2010. TC RAMP is a collaboration between scientists at MSU, the University of Utah and the University of Wisconsin.

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