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MSU Extension Cherries News
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
Blueberry harvest is gathering steam in southwest Michigan.
Posted on July 15, 2014 12:01pm by Mark Longstroth
A statewide brown marmorated stink bug monitoring effort in fruit and vegetable crops is underway, but so far none have been detected.
Posted on July 10, 2014 3:48pm by Julianna Wilson
Consider these tips in improving fungicide spray efficacy and efficiency.
Posted on July 8, 2014 3:12pm by Annemiek Schilder
Spotted wing Drosophila continues to be caught in southwest Michigan and has been detected in two northwest counties this week.
Posted on July 8, 2014 2:48pm by Julianna Wilson
First trap catch of Spotted wing Drosophila and cherry fruit flies have been seen, and second generation codling moth and oriental fruit moth trap catch is on the rise. Strawberry and sweet cherry harvest has wrapped up and tart cherry harvest continues.
Posted on July 8, 2014 1:40pm by Bob Tritten
Cherries are ripening and growers need to be on high alert for spotted wing Drosophila and American brown rot.
Posted on July 8, 2014 11:29am by Emily Pochubay