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Photoperiodism is the term given to a plant’s ability to respond to changing daylength. Knowing how your crop responds to daylength should influence how you apply fertilizer, especially nitrogen.
Posted on March 30, 2015 1:54pm by Ron Goldy
Summary of insecticide and miticide label additions, clarifications and corrections to the 2015 Michigan Fruit Management Guide (E-154).
Posted on March 25, 2015 11:01am by John Wise
With one look at MSU’s Enviro-weather, you can learn a lot about the freezing conditions in Michigan. If you know where the weather stations are, it tells you even more.
Posted on March 5, 2015 1:44pm by Mark Longstroth
Low temperatures often depend on atmospheric conditions and the local topography. Calm conditions allow the temperatures to drop quickly after the sun goes down. You can track freezes with MSU’s Enviro-weather.
Posted on March 3, 2015 4:59pm by Mark Longstroth
Information gathered from this survey will help entomologists measure the impact of spotted wing Drosophila on agricultural production and will be used to prioritize research, Extension and education activities for SWD.
Posted on December 22, 2014 10:29am by Rufus Isaacs
The 2015 Tree Fruit IPM School will take place in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on Feb. 18-20, 2015. Register before Jan. 14 to receive an early bird discounted rate!
Posted on December 16, 2014 3:35pm by Julianna Wilson
To determine the effectiveness of our statewide spotted wing Drosophila monitoring program, we are asking growers to take a quick survey.
Posted on November 12, 2014 4:47pm by Nikki Rothwell
We are encouraging Michigan fruit growers to take a short survey to measure the effectiveness of MSU Extension’s 2014 spotted wing Drosophila statewide monitoring program.
Posted on October 21, 2014 9:51am by Nikki Rothwell
Try our new search tool to help in identifying diseases, insect and mite pests and beneficials of tree fruit. By using the tool, you can help us continue to improve it.
Posted on October 17, 2014 10:57am by Julianna Wilson
Brown marmorated stink bug trap catches were lower this week, and with the exception of a few hotspots, were not detected in the majority of our trapping sites. Reports of aggregations on commercial and residential buildings continue to come in.
Posted on October 13, 2014 11:48am by Julianna Wilson