Michigan State University improves apple fire blight predictor

04/15/2010 02:00:00 AM

Michigan State University Extension has improved the Enviro-weather Fire Blight Interactive predictor to better alert users to potential blossom blight conditions.

The original model on which Enviro-weather is based used moisture from rainfall, dew or spray applications to determine whether conditions were conducive.

The old Enviro-weather tool used rainfall, but not leaf wetness.

The updated model now uses all three moisture sources.

To read the complete article, visit http://ipmnews.msu.edu.



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