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What's Killing My Kale Episode 19. Dealing with Bud Injury in Cold Climate Fruit Trees

Moongold apricot flowers, 5/7/19.
Photo: Annie Klodd.
In Season 2, Episode 1 of our fruit and vegetable podcast What's Killing My Kale? we take a deep dive into fruit bud injury with Dr. Amaya Atucha of University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Atucha has a wealth of knowledge on this topic, so it made for a fascinating and useful conversation that we think fruit growers will find very helpful!

Topics covered include:

  • What do critical freeze temperatures for fruit buds really mean, and who decided this?
  • Is it possible to predict injury before a late freeze event?
  • How did this winter impact fruit trees in the upper Midwest?
  • What should growers do now to help their trees recover from the winter and produce a healthy crop?
Click here to listen to the episode. You can listen to it now, or download it to listen later. 

You can find all previous (2018) episodes on FruitEdge.

What's Killing My Kale? is a podcast production of the University of Minnesota Extension, sponsored in part by the University of Minnesota Integrated Pest Management program. Co-hosted by Extension Educators Annie Klodd and Natalie Hoidal, the podcast focuses on innovative and timely pest management topics in fruits and vegetables, and sometimes ventures into other timely issues as well. 

Author: Annie Klodd, Extension Educator-Fruit and Vegetable Production

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