123 articles tagged "Bramble Fruit".

Fruit crops are growing quickly. Spring must finally be here. In Lafayette, apples are mostly at petal fall with a few still at full bloom. Grapes have 1 to 4 inch shoots. Pawpaws are blooming. Bramble blossoms are visible in black raspberries but not in red raspberries and blackberries at this time. Strawberries are in bloom. Among the Ribes group, black currants are at petal fall, white and red currants and gooseberries are still blooming. There’s obvious winter injury in blackberries and several grape varieties. Aronia is in bloom and asparagus harvest continues. A few lucky souls are finding morels.  


May 22, 2019 I INDY International Wine Competition Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN Contact Katie Barnett, barnett6@purdue.edu http://www.indyinternational.org/ Nearly 2,000 entries from around the globe will be evaluated by our distinguished judges at the 2019 INDY International Wine Competition. Wine writers and winemakers, winegrowers and enologists, chefs and sommeliers, wine distributors, retailers and consumers meet every year in the heart of America, a truly central place for your wines to be seen and recognized. June 1, 2019 Vintage Indiana Military Park, Indianapolis, IN Contact Katie Barnett, barnett6@purdue.edu http://www.indyinternational.org/ 20th Celebration of Indiana Wines. 11:00am VIP entrance, 12(noon)-6pm regular admission entrance.Vintage Indiana Wine Fest is the BIGGEST annual celebration of delicious wines produced only in Indiana! We’re dedicated to celebrating not just the wine, but the spirit of Indiana winemakers; the only winemakers in the world capable of blending Hoosier hospitality into every bottle. This year’s festival features nearly 30 Indiana[Read More…]


Blackberries and raspberries have become increasingly popular crops for growers in the state. There are a number of issues with bramble crops. Blackberries are only marginally cold hardy for central and northern Indiana, often suffering damage at temperatures of -10˚F or below. Growers using a trellis and winter protection are having success avoiding winter injury, but damage is common where plants are not protected. Blackberries usually show “delayed winter injury” rather than complete death of above ground portions. We’re seeing lots of that this year in the Lafayette area following temperatures in the mid to high teens below zero. Along with winter injury is cane blight, especially on thornless blackberries. This disease seldom expresses itself unless winter injury occurs, even though the canes may be infected. Red necked cane borer is a common insect pest that also predisposes canes to winter injury. Often canes die above the location on the[Read More…]


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The season is underway in the Lafayette area thanks to the warmer than normal conditions of the past week. Apples are at pink to early bloom, early grapes are at bud break and late ones are at full swell, currant, gooseberry and honey berry are in bloom, strawberry flower buds are visible in the crowns, and raspberry and blackberry both have well developed shoots. Paw paws are in pre-bloom.


May 6, 2019 Purdue Wine Grape Team Spring Workshop Blackhawk Winery Sheridan, IN Contact: Katie Barnett, barnett6@purdue.edu  May 22, 2019 I INDY International Wine Competition Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN http://www.indyinternational.org/ June 1, 2019 Vintage Indiana Military Park, Indianapolis, IN https://www.vintageindiana.com/ June 21, 2019 Purdue Master Gardener State Tour New Albany, IN https://www.sunnysidemg.org/ June 27, 2019 Southwest Purdue Ag Center Field Day Southwest Purdue Ag Center Contact Dennis Nowaskie nowaskie@purdue.edu July 9, 2019 Turf & Landscape Field Day Daniel Turf Center, West Lafayette, IN https://turf.purdue.edu/field-day.html July 18, 2019 Meigs Field Day Purdue Meigs Farm Contact Lori Jolly-Brown, ljollybr@purdue.edu July 22-23, 2019 Indiana Winery and Vineyard Association Summer Meeting. Country Heritage Winery, LaOtto, IN https://www.indianawinevine.org/ August 1, 2019 Small Farm Ed Field Day Daniel Turf Center, Purdue Student Farm Contact Lori Jolly-Brown, ljollybr@purdue.edu September 5, 2019 Hydroponics & Greenhouse workshop Purdue University, Deans auditorium Contact Lori Jolly-Brown, ljollybr@purdue.edu September 10-12, 2020[Read More…]


Early spring is a good time to make the first herbicide application of the year in fruit plantings where a weed-free strip is maintained in the row. There are several options for fruit crops including both pre- and post-emergent herbicides. See the weed control chapter in the 2019-2020 Midwest Fruit Pest Management Guide for a complete list of registered products. In most situations, there will be some emerged weeds present in the planting at this time of the year. These could be winter annuals, perennials, or recently germinated summer annuals. A post-emergent herbicide can be used to control those established weeds. A pre-emergent material can be tank mixed at this time to provide residual weed control. However, most pre-emergent herbicides will provide only 6 to 8 weeks of control as they break down in the environment. So, if applied in very early spring, they may not provide sufficient control of[Read More…]


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FieldWatch is an easy-to-use, reliable, accurate and secure on-line mapping tool intended to enhance communications that promotes awareness and stewardship activities between producers of specialty crops, beekeepers, and pesticide applicators. Originally developed at Purdue University, FieldWatch is now a non-profit company with support from producers, applicators, agricultural chemical companies and other organizations. The program allows specialty crop producers and beekeepers to enter their locations on a secure on-line map. The map is viewed by pesticide applicators so they know what crops are in the area they intend to treat. For the past couple of years, applicators planning to apply the new dicamba products (XtendiMax, FeXapan, Engenia) have been required to check Fieldwatch. All you need to do to sign up is visit http://www.fieldwatch.com/ and follow the easy tutorials under the resources tab. Once you have an account, you should be asked to update your FieldWatch information each year. If you[Read More…]


Dual Magnum® has had a special local needs (24C) label in Indiana that was amended to include additional small fruit and vegetable crops. The new 24C label is available on the National Pesticide Information Retrieval System web site: http://npirspublic.ceris.purdue.edu/state/state_menu.aspx?state=IN. To find it, type “SLN IN” and “130003” in the first two boxes for “EPA Registration Number” and click the search button. The product report will show  “DUAL MAGNUM – TRANSPLANTED BELL PEPPERS.” Click on the ALLSTAR symbol. On the page that opens, click on the Company Label ID number “IN0816048DA0319.” This will open a pdf of the label. This 24(c) label allows use of Dual Magnum for brambles, blueberries, strawberries, currants, gooseberries, and elderberries. If you decide to use the product, carefully read and follow the label instructions.


May 6, 2019 Purdue Wine Grape Team Spring Workshop Blackhawk Winery Sheridan, IN Contact: Katie Barnett, barnett6@purdue.edu  May 22, 2019 I INDY International Wine Competition Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN http://www.indyinternational.org/ June 1, 2019 Vintage Indiana Military Park, Indianapolis, IN https://www.vintageindiana.com/ June 21, 2019 Purdue Master Gardener State Tour New Albany, IN https://www.sunnysidemg.org/ July 9, 2019 Turf & Landscape Field Day Daniel Turf Center, West Lafayette, IN https://turf.purdue.edu/field-day.html July 18, 2019 Meigs Field Day Purdue Meigs Farm Contact Lori Jolly-Brown, ljollybr@purdue.edu July 22-23, 2019 Indiana Winery and Vineyard Association Summer Meeting. Country Heritage Winery, LaOtto, IN https://www.indianawinevine.org/ August 1, 2019 Small Farm Ed Field Day Daniel Turf Center, Purdue Student Farm Contact Lori Jolly-Brown, ljollybr@purdue.edu September 5, 2019 Hydroponics & Greenhouse workshop Purdue University, Deans auditorium Contact Lori Jolly-Brown, ljollybr@purdue.edu September 10-12, 2020 Purdue Master Gardener State Conference Hosted by Hamilton and Howard Counties Hamilton County Fairgrounds, Noblesville, IN https://hcmga.org/2020-state-conference/[Read More…]


This past week has been warm enough that we’re seeing activity in the Lafayette area. Southern areas are further along. See the note from Englebrecht’s Orchard in the Evansville area. We appreciate their help with crop condition reports and welcome others to submit their observations as well. In the Lafayette area brambles are pushing rapidly. Some are past 3/4 inch green and leaves are starting to show. Early grapes are just starting bud swell. Apples are mostly at half inch green. Paw paw flowers are swollen but have not started to open yet. Strawberry leaves continue to grow but flower buds are not yet visible in the crowns. There is still a risk of frost across the central and northern part of the state. Best wishes for a frost-free spring.