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MSUE Grapes News
Spotted wing Drosophila numbers continue to rise across the monitoring network. Protect susceptible crops where SWD are detected.
Posted on August 20, 2014 8:20am by Julianna Wilson
Downy and powdery mildew are present in grapes. The period of highest fruit susceptibility has mostly passed, but infections may still be actively sporulating. Scout for symptoms and use a combination of protectant and systemic fungicides for control.
Posted on August 19, 2014 4:32pm by Annemiek Schilder
Paula Red apple harvest is complete at most farms, with Earligold and Zestar coming along quickly.
Posted on August 19, 2014 2:36pm by Bob Tritten
Cherry harvest is winding down in northwest Michigan.
Posted on August 19, 2014 2:12pm by Emily Pochubay
Free, educational sessions on cherries, grapes and hops are open to all at the Northwest Michigan Horticulture Research Center annual open house in Traverse City, Michigan.
Posted on August 19, 2014 2:08pm by Nikki Rothwell
Blueberry, peach, plum and raspberry harvest continues while pear harvest has begun. Soils are very dry in southwest Michigan.
Posted on August 19, 2014 1:19pm by Bill Shane
Spotted wing Drosophila numbers continue to rise across the monitoring network. Protect susceptible crops where they are detected.
Posted on August 13, 2014 12:14pm by Julianna Wilson
Third generation grape berry moth egglaying is predicted to begin this week. Powdery mildew and downy mildew problems are increasing in some vineyards.
Posted on August 12, 2014 2:13pm by Keith Mason
Soils are very dry in southwest Michigan and spotted wing Drosophila numbers are up sharply.
Posted on August 12, 2014 2:09pm by Mark Longstroth
Strong apple maggot catch on red sphere traps finally arrives for most apple growers, and spotted wing Drosophila trap catch continues to rise in raspberry and blueberry plantings.
Posted on August 12, 2014 2:04pm by Bob Tritten