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Volume 7 • Issue 2 •  April 22, 2022

Notes From the Field: A Grower’s Perspective

We are excited to welcome you to our newest article series. The goal of this series is to engage and foster connections between growers during the field season. Each season we will follow a different fruit crop grower in the state and learn how they navigate in-season challenges and find opportunities for enhancing the longevity, sustainability, and productivity of their operations. Read more here.

Spring Is in the Air: Promoting Native Pollinators

You have probably heard of “No Mow May” especially if you are located near Appleton, Wisconsin. No Mow May is an initiative that started in Appleton to reduce or eliminate mowing during the month of May to protect and promote pollinators coming out of winter in urban and suburban areas. This initiative could easily be applied to commercial fruit production to foster pollinators around fruit crops. Learn more here.

2022 Webinar Series Feedback

Our team would like your feedback on this season's programing in order for us to develop future collaborative webinar series. We would appreciate if you took a few minutes to answer the survey linked here.

You can find all webinar recordings on our website linked below or visit our YouTube Channel.

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For comments and questions, check out our new email


Editors: Josie Russo, Amaya Atucha, Christelle Guédot, and Leslie Holland 

References to products in this publication are for your convenience and are not an endorsement of one product over similar products. You are responsible for using pesticides according to the manufacturer's current label directions. Follow directions exactly to protect the environment and people from pesticide exposure. Failure to do so violates the law.

Wisconsin Fruit Team Contact

Amaya Atucha
Extension Fruit Crop Specialist

Jed Colquhoun
Extension Fruit Crops Weed Scientist

Christelle Guédot
Extension Fruit Crops Entomologist

Leslie Holland 
Fruit Crop Pathology Specialist

Josie Russo
Communication Specialist

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