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MSUE Grapes News
Leafroller populations are very high in many apple blocks. Crop load is variable in many tree fruits as bloom has ended.
Posted on May 19, 2015 3:01pm by Bob Tritten
Very cool conditions will hold insect pests back this week. Blueberries and strawberries are blooming.
Posted on May 19, 2015 2:20pm by Bill Shane
Cool and dry conditions this week are not conducive for disease infections and will slow pest development.
Posted on May 19, 2015 11:38am by Nikki Rothwell
Learn about pest insect life cycles and effective disease spraying during bloom at the in-season grape grower meeting, June 3 in Berrien Springs.
Posted on May 12, 2015 3:41pm by Brad Baughman
Extended periods of rainy weather spell “feast” for fungal plant pathogens, since they are highly dependent on moisture for their growth and infection.
Posted on May 12, 2015 3:37pm by Annemiek Schilder
Recent rainy, warm weather brought very high fire blight risks for apple and pear growers, and challenges with keeping covered for apple scab control.
Posted on May 12, 2015 3:05pm by Bob Tritten
Apple bloom is ending, blueberry bloom has begun and overall fruit crops look good.
Posted on May 12, 2015 2:57pm by Brad Baughman
Northwest Michigan fruit growers are continuing to protect for possible apple and cherry disease infections during recent wet weather.
Posted on May 12, 2015 11:35am by Emily Pochubay
Cover spring grapevine growth with fungicides or other protectants this rainy spring.
Posted on May 12, 2015 11:21am by Brad Baughman
Warmer temperatures last week brought stone fruits into bloom, soon to be followed by apples, pears and blueberries. Soils remains very dry across most of east Michigan.
Posted on May 5, 2015 3:39pm by Bob Tritten