Recordings of the 2021 Statewide Tree Fruit Webinar Series are now available

Spring updates to help you prepare for the 2021 growing season are now available on the MSU Extension Tree Fruit channel of the Kaltura Mediaspace website.

Apple blossoms.
Photo by Anna Wallis, MSU Extension

Over the past two weeks, the Michigan State University Extension fruit team offered the 2021 Statewide Spring Tree Fruit Webinar Series. This program included a collection of 10 tree fruit webinars to help you prepare for the 2021 growing season.

Recordings of the 2021 Statewide Spring Tree Fruit Webinar Series are now available on the MSU Extension Fruit Team Channel on the MSU Kaltura Mediaspace website. Kaltura is a media/video-hosting platform similar to YouTube, used by MSU. You can subscribe to the MSU Extension Fruit Team Channel to receive updates about new media. Direct links are also available below in the schedule of presentations.

The series began with a presentation of Weather Impact on Tree Fruit & the New Enviroweather Website. The fruit team shared a video of their work evaluating cherry and apple bud hardiness in different regions of the state, which can be online. In addition, Jeff Andresen, professor in the Geography Department at MSU and Michigan state climatologist, provided information on weather impact and Keith Mason, Enviroweather program coordinator, provided an update of the new Enviroweather website. Andresen continues to give weekly, in-season agricultural weather reports for Michigan, which are recorded for public viewing.

Additional presentations included information on sprayer maintenance, pollinator stewardship, apple thinning and updates on cherry and apple pests. The recordings for each are listed in the presentation schedule below.

2021 Statewide Spring Tree Fruit Webinar dates and topics

Recordings are available on the MSU Extension Fruit Team Channel of the Kaltura Mediaspace website.

Date

Presentation topic

Monday, April 5
(1 credit)

Weather Impact on Tree Fruit and New Enviroweather Website
Tree Fruit Team, Keith Mason, & Jeff Andresen, MSU

Tuesday, April 6
(1 credit)

Sprayer Tune-up and Calibration
Jason Deveau, OMAFRA

Wednesday, April 7
(1 credit)

Apple Thinning Models, PGRs, and Tree Row Volume 
Todd Einhorn and Phil Schwallier, MSU

Thursday, April 8
(1 credit)

Pollinator Stewardship in Orchards
Julianna Wilson and Ana Heck, MSU

Friday, April 9
(1 credit) 

Woolly Apple Aphid, Mites, and Label Updates
John Wise, MSU

Monday, April 12
(1 credit)

Early Season Apple Diseases
George Sundin and Anna Wallis, MSU

Tuesday, April 13
(1 credit)

Early Season Apple Insect Pests
Julianna Wilson and Larry Gut, MSU

Wednesday, April 14
(1 credit)

American Brown Rot and Chery Leafspot Fungicide Resistance Management
George Sundin and Nikki Rothwell, MSU

Thursday, April 15
(1 credit) 

Early Season Stone Fruit Insect Pests
Nikki Rothwell, MSU

Friday, April 16
(1 credit) 

Nutrient Management for Honeycrisp
Lailiang Cheng, Cornell University

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