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Knowledge is power, which is why Poma Tech is passionate about communicating horticultural and pest emergence events to tree fruit growers throughout the Hudson Valley and beyond. Browse our archives of posts to find information relevant to your orchards.

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On the Wing: Codling Moth Emerges & PC Delays in the Mid-Hudson Valley Orchards. May 24th, 2024

Peter J Jentsch | May 24, 2024 | Uncategorized

by Peter Jentsch posted on MAY 24, 2024 1ST GEN. CM LARVA. The Brief: The first sustained adult Codling moth (CM) flight occurring on the 14th of May in Milton signals the adult biofix and start of the…


May Madness…Reigning In Plum Curculio and Codling Moth

Peter J Jentsch | May 15, 2024 | Uncategorized

by Peter Jentsch posted on MAY 15, 2024 PC Damage during Early Fruit Set (5mm) Synopsis: We have seen fairly consistent and strong flowering and subsequent set this season. Fuji, Golden Delicious and other varieties with biannual…


Pink: Spray or Not to Spray (TPB)

Peter J Jentsch | April 24, 2024 | Uncategorized

by PETER J JENTSCH posted on APRIL 24th, 2024 TPB INJURY TO GALA.HUDSON, NY 2008 The most effective period of the season to control San Jose scale is during the pre-bloom period. Less foliage provides the best opportunity…


Black Stem Borer: Apple Trunk Tunneling. April 15th, Orange and Ulster Co. in NYS.

Peter J Jentsch | April 21, 2024 | Uncategorized

by Peter Jentsch posted on April 20th , 2024 Brief: As of the 8th of April of this year, black stem borer (BSB) adults have been found in Orange County, NY. Traps baited with ETOH in various commercial orchards…


Expect Black Stem Borer Emergence After Green-Tip.

Peter J Jentsch | March 20, 2024 | Uncategorized

March 20th. 2024. Early varieties, such as Sweetango and Ginger Gold, are holding at green-tip in southern Hudson Valley orchards during this cold snap (Image Right). Most varieties remain at silver tip this week until…


Morning Brew: : Tree Fruit Pest Management Conversations via Zoom. Monday, 6AM

Peter J Jentsch | March 20, 2024 | Uncategorized

MB Zoom Meeting : June 3rd, 2024 1st Generation larva in late June (Photo Credit: P. Jentsch – PomaTech Inc.) Join in or simply listen to whats ahead for the coming week. Agenda:Welcome Introduction:-Recent weather,…


BMSB: 2nd Gen. Emerge. Threshold exceeded in Ulster County this week. August 27th, 2021

Peter J Jentsch | August 27, 2021 | Peach, Pear, Stink Bug

Synopsis: Newly emerging nymphs and 1st generation adults have been on the increase, nearing or exceeding threshold in Highland and New Paltz in Ulster County. The 2nd instar of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) Halyomorpha…


Morning Brew: : Tree Fruit Pest Management Conversations via Zoom. Monday, 6AM, August 22nd, 2021

Peter J Jentsch | August 22, 2021 | Morning Brew, Stink Bug

Grab your coffee and join in the discussion from home or tractor seat. Hudson Valley Research Laboratory entomologist, Peter Jentsch, friends and guests invite you to join in discussions on Tree Fruit Pest Management from…


Stink Bug: Their Unseen Presence Appearing in Hudson Valley Orchards. Aug. 17th, 2021

Peter J Jentsch | August 17, 2021 | Pear, Stink Bug

Synopsis: Over the past week stink bug have begun feeding on tree fruit, albeit in low numbers along the orchard perimeter. The two native species including the native green stink bug (GSB), Acrosternum hilare (Say)…


Morning Brew: : Tree Fruit Pest Management Conversations via Zoom. Monday, 6AM, August 16th, 2021

Peter J Jentsch | August 15, 2021 | Morning Brew, Stink Bug

Grab your coffee and join in the discussion from home or tractor seat.[/caption] Hudson Valley Research Laboratory entomologist, Peter Jentsch, friends and guests invite you to join in discussions on Tree Fruit Pest Management from…


Section 18 EPA Approval for Bifenthrin for BMSB Management. Stink bug populations very low in traps in Hudson Valley Orchards. August 9th, 2021

Peter J Jentsch | August 9, 2021 | Peach, Stink Bug

This season we are experiencing a surprisingly low number and likely late start to the emergence, egg laying and nymph development of the invasive brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) given the early maturity of fruit…


Morning Brew: : Tree Fruit Pest Management Conversations via Zoom. Monday, 6AM, August 9th, 2021

Peter J Jentsch | August 8, 2021 | Morning Brew, Stink Bug

Grab your coffee and join in the discussion from home or tractor seat.[/caption] Hudson Valley Research Laboratory entomologist, Peter Jentsch, friends and guests invite you to join in discussions on Tree Fruit Pest Management from…


Morning Brew: : Tree Fruit Pest Management Conversations via Zoom. Monday, 6AM, August 2nd, 2021

Peter J Jentsch | August 1, 2021 | Morning Brew, Stink Bug

Grab your coffee and join in the discussion from home or tractor seat. Hudson Valley Research Laboratory entomologist, Peter Jentsch, friends and guests invite you to join in discussions on Tree Fruit Pest Management from…


Anchors Away: Keeping High Density Tree Fruit Support Systems From Failing

Peter J Jentsch | July 29, 2021 | Pear

Brief: The crop load of many varieties appears to be robust in most orchards this season. Predictions are for a strong crop in the Hudson Valley with many blocks exceeding 1000 bushels to the acre…


Mid-Late Season Woolly Apple Aphid Management: July 26th, 2021

Peter J Jentsch | July 26, 2021 | Cherry, Peach, Pear, Stink Bug

Brief: Increasing populations of Woolly Apple Aphid (WAA) have been observed this morning, most problematic in Fuji apple in Orange County. The aphid feeds on the sap from plants, excreting or ‘shunting’ excess and concentrated…


Morning Brew: : Tree Fruit Pest Management Conversations via Zoom. Monday, 6AM, July 26th, 2021

Peter J Jentsch | July 25, 2021 | Morning Brew, Stink Bug

Grab your coffee and join in the discussion from home or tractor seat.[/caption] Hudson Valley Research Laboratory entomologist, Peter Jentsch, friends and guests invite you to join in discussions on Tree Fruit Pest Management from…


Codling Moth: 2nd Generation Begins. July 19th, 2021

Peter J Jentsch | July 20, 2021 | Stink Bug

‘Summertime….and the living is easy’; with exceptions made for fruit growers. Brief: The second of potentially three generations of Codling Moth (CM) Order Lepidoptera, Family Tortricidae is beginning this week with adult emergence and flight,…


Morning Brew: : Tree Fruit Pest Management Conversations via Zoom. Monday, 6AM, July 19th, 2021

Peter J Jentsch | July 17, 2021 | Morning Brew

Grab your coffee and join in the discussion from home or tractor seat.[/caption] Hudson Valley Research Laboratory entomologist, Peter Jentsch, friends and guests invite you to join in discussions on Tree Fruit Pest Management from…


Morning Brew: : Tree Fruit Pest Management Conversations via Zoom. Monday, 6AM, July 12th, 2021

Peter J Jentsch | July 11, 2021 | Morning Brew

Grab your coffee and join in the discussion from home or tractor seat.[/caption] Hudson Valley Research Laboratory entomologist, Peter Jentsch, friends and guests invite you to join in discussions on Tree Fruit Pest Management from…


Morning Brew: : Tree Fruit Pest Management Conversations via Zoom. Monday, 6AM, July 5th, 2021

Peter J Jentsch | July 4, 2021 | Morning Brew

Grab your coffee and join in the discussion from home or tractor seat.[/caption] Hudson Valley Research Laboratory entomologist, Peter Jentsch, friends and guests invite you to join in discussions on Tree Fruit Pest Management from…