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MSUE Grapes News
Tart cherry harvest is underway and growers are harvesting through the night
Posted on July 29, 2014 3:29pm by Emily Pochubay
Summer apple harvest is underway with blueberry and raspberry harvest continuing across the region. Second generation codling moth and oriental fruit moth are flying.
Posted on July 29, 2014 2:35pm by Bob Tritten
When fungal diseases show up in vineyards, it is not too late for action. There are various things to consider when making post-infection fungicide applications, including weather conditions and product efficacy.
Posted on July 29, 2014 2:06pm by Annemiek Schilder
Cool and wet conditions are advancing disease development, and heavy second generation grape berry moth pressure is expected to be prolonged. Scout vineyards now to see if treatment is needed.
Posted on July 29, 2014 1:18pm by Keith Mason
Soils are becoming dry. Peach and plum harvests are beginning while blueberry harvest continues across the region. Spotted wing Drosophila numbers continue to climb.
Posted on July 29, 2014 11:35am by Mark Longstroth
One adult brown marmorated stink bug has been captured in a trap next to a peach orchard near Niles, Michigan in Berrien County, but no other detections have been reported.
Posted on July 25, 2014 4:19pm by Julianna Wilson
Find out if your fertilizer program meets the needs of fruit trees, vines and bushes by sampling leaves or petioles and having the nutrient levels measured.
Posted on July 25, 2014 3:49pm by Eric Hanson
Spotted wing Drosophila numbers are climbing in southwest Michigan, but still low in other areas. Protect susceptible crops where they are detected.
Posted on July 22, 2014 2:34pm by Julianna Wilson
Raspberry and blueberry harvest continues across the southeast region.
Posted on July 22, 2014 2:30pm by Bob Tritten
Sweet cherry harvest is in full swing and growers are applying ethephon in tart cherries. Tart cherry harvest will likely begin over the weekend and into next week. Overall fruit quality is good.
Posted on July 22, 2014 2:27pm by Nikki Rothwell