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Smart(er) Apple Spraying podcast

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Welcome to Smart-er Apple Spraying podcast. In this podcast series, we dive into the world of advanced IPM for apple production, focusing on the experience of our interdisciplinary research project members. We will expand your knowledge regarding the new spraying technologies, and disease-warning systems that can be a tool for more sustainable apple production.

 

If you have any comments or suggestions, please reach out to Dr. Mark Gleason (mgleason@iastate.edu) or Jose Gonzalez (jgonzal@iastate.edu)

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Intelligent sprayer

Brandon Carpenter is an agricultural specialist at the ISU Horticulture Research Station in Gilbert, IA. In the spring of 2020, the farm acquired new pesticide spraying technology called the Intelligent Sprayer. Brandon talks about their learning curve using the sprayer and how the technology has helped reduce their pesticide use.

For more information read our blog posts on the Intelligent Sprayer: 

-https://www.smartapplespray.plantpath.iastate.edu/post/introduction-new…

-https://www.smartapplespray.plantpath.iastate.edu/post/how-does-intelli…

fire blight

Drs. Slack and Sundin chat with Mark about one of the main diseases in apple production worldwide - fire blight - and describe some of the IPM tools that growers can use to better manage this bacterial disease.

For more information visit:

Dr. Slack's webpage - https://www.hort.iastate.edu/directory/suzanne-slack/ 

Dr Sundin's webpage - https://www.canr.msu.edu/people/george_w_sundin 

 

Keith mason

Dr. Mason oversees the network of weather stations across Michigan that feeds into the IPM forecasting tool call "Enviroweather". He talks about his experience in this position and why it is important to Michigan growers to have a reliable and available network of weather stations across the state.

For more information visit:

Dr. Keith Mason's website: https://geo.msu.edu/directory/mason-keith.html

Eniroweather's website: https://enviroweather.msu.edu/

keith

Dr. Mason oversees the network of weather stations across Michigan that feeds into the IPM forecasting tool call "Enviroweather". He talks about his experience in this position and why it is important to Michigan growers to have a reliable and available network of weather stations across the state.

For more information visit:

Dr. Keith Mason's website: https://geo.msu.edu/directory/mason-keith.html

Eniroweather's website: https://enviroweather.msu.edu/

Dr. Zhang

An IPM tactic can be promising, but is it profitable? Dr. Zhang, an associate professor in the ISU Department of Economics, explains how he helps growers run the numbers to forecast profit or loss.