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Newsworthy NEWA happenings in early 2018

What’s up with NEWA in 2018? Here are two great things happening in the new year.

Wisconsin will join the NEWA network

The Wisconsin Apple and Grape Grower Associations received funding to join NEWA through a Specialty Crops Block Grant provided by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection. Thanks to this successful grant, twenty Rainwise weather stations will be installed throughout the state. Each will link with NEWA’s localized real-time insect and disease risk assessments for apple and grape. Additionally, beginning January 1, any WI grower who purchases a Rainwise weather station can also link with NEWA at no additional charge.

Dr. Amaya Atucha, Assistant Professor and Fruit Extension Specialist in the Department of Horticulture at University of Wisconsin, Madision, will coordinate NEWA locations within the state. If you are a WI grower interested in getting involved, contact Amaya or visit the NEWA website for more information at:


NEWA is going on the road

We will be giving talks at three upcoming winter grower conferences. Come for a visit and learn more about NEWA tools and resources. I will post additional dates and venues as they are scheduled.

Venue:  Ohio Produce Network
Title:  Digital tools on NEWA for forecasting apple pests and thinning
Date:  January 15, 2018
Presenters:  Julie Carroll, New York State Fruit IPM Coordinator
 Dan Olmstead, NEWA Coordinator
 Matt Wallhead, OH NEWA Coordinator,  USDA-ARS
Venue: Empire State Producers Expo
Title: Using NEWA Online Tools
Date: January 17, 2018
Presenter: Dan Olmstead, NEWA Coordinator
Venue: Wisconsin Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Conference
Title: Using the NEWA Network, NEWA Apple and Grape Tools
Date: January 22, 2018
Presenter: Dan Olmstead, NEWA Coordinator
Title:  NEWA Weather Stations: Benefits to Berry Growers
Date: January 22, 2018
 Presenters: Julie Carroll, New York State Fruit IPM Coordinator
Dan Olmstead, NEWA Coordinator