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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
Apricot, blueberry and raspberry harvest are in full swing across the region, while peach and plum harvest are beginning. Spotted wing Drosophila numbers continue to climb.
Posted on July 22, 2014 11:33am by Bill Shane
A statewide brown marmorated stink bug monitoring program in fruit and vegetable crops continues with more sites reporting, but still no detections to report.
Posted on July 18, 2014 2:28pm by Julianna Wilson
Spotted wing Drosophila numbers are increasing in southwest Michigan; protect susceptible crops where they are detected.
Posted on July 15, 2014 4:24pm by Julianna Wilson
Cherry harvest nears in northwest Michigan as growers apply loosener and concentrate on keeping the cherries clean for harvest.
Posted on July 15, 2014 2:32pm by Nikki Rothwell
Blueberry harvest is underway at some farms and others are close to first harvest. Harvest continues for summer red and black raspberries and even a few fall red raspberries. Green apple aphids and European red mites make an appearance in apples.
Posted on July 15, 2014 1:02pm by Bob Tritten