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MSUE Grapes News
Cool, rainy weather delays harvest and set up bunch rot diseases. Wine and juice grape growers are waiting for sugar levels to rise to begin harvest. We have the potential for a very large crop of Concord and Niagara grapes.
Posted on September 12, 2014 2:36pm by Mark Longstroth
Participants at the 2014 IR-4 Food Use and Biopesticide Workshop identified the most important research projects for the 2015 IR-4 food-use research program.
Posted on September 12, 2014 11:00am by Satoru Miyazaki
A look at what season-long patterns in 2014 compared with 2013 tell us about spotted wing Drosophila in Michigan fruit crops.
Posted on September 11, 2014 1:04pm by Julianna Wilson
The 2014 wine grape crop is short, but wineries will still have a good inventory on hand for the coming sales year.
Posted on September 11, 2014 11:06am by Duke Elsner
Research surveys of Michigan tasting room visitors and Midwestern wine drinkers indicate low awareness and positive acceptance of cold hardy grape varietals.
Posted on September 11, 2014 11:02am by Joanne Davidhizar
Berry ripening is slowly progressing and harvest of some early varieties is set to begin. Be on the lookout for late season insect pests and bunch rots in clusters.
Posted on September 9, 2014 2:08pm by Keith Mason
This will be the last weekly report of the 2014 spotted wing Drosophila monitoring network. Growers of fall berry crops should continue to monitor and protect susceptible crops where SWD are detected.
Posted on September 4, 2014 8:46am by Julianna Wilson
Apple harvest has begun and quality is looking good. Codling moth and apple maggot catches are up in some areas. Grapes are ripening and some grapes have moderate to high disease pressure.
Posted on September 2, 2014 2:44pm by Emily Pochubay
Summer fruit harvest is ending and the focus is shifting to apples and grapes. Pests are preparing for the end of the season.
Posted on September 2, 2014 11:55am by Bill Shane
Fall red raspberry, blueberry and Bartlett pear harvest continues. Gala, McIntosh and Honeycrisp apple and purple plum harvest is coming soon.
Posted on September 2, 2014 11:49am by Bob Tritten