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MSU Extension Cherries News
Tart and sweet cherries are beginning to color up, and harvest is expected to start by the second week of July.
Posted on June 30, 2015 4:14pm by Nikki Rothwell
Sweet cherry and summer red raspberry harvest is underway, with tart cherry harvest expected to begin in the next week. Strawberry harvest is wrapping up in the southern part of our region.
Posted on June 30, 2015 3:19pm by Bob Tritten
Sweet cherry harvest is underway with an excellent crop expected. Raspberry and blueberry harvest is just beginning.
Posted on June 30, 2015 2:36pm by Bill Shane
No spotted wing Drosophila were caught in our statewide monitoring network traps this week. Reports from other trap lines are still very low to zero across the state.
Posted on June 30, 2015 11:16am by Julianna Wilson
Tree fruit crops are setting nicely.
Posted on June 30, 2015 11:10am by Amy Irish-Brown
If cherry leaf spot symptoms are evident, it’s an indication that spore loads in orchards will soon be high and effective fungicide protection from now until after harvest is necessary.
Posted on June 30, 2015 8:08am by George Sundin
Rains have stopped strawberry harvest. Sweet cherry, raspberry and blueberry harvest is just beginning.
Posted on June 23, 2015 3:31pm by Brad Baughman
Strawberry growers struggle with wet fields as harvest continues. Early season summer red raspberry and sweet cherry harvest is close.
Posted on June 23, 2015 2:38pm by Bob Tritten
New tools guide Michigan apple and tart cherry growers in selecting insecticides to manage key pests close to harvest so as not to exceed target market MRLs.
Posted on June 23, 2015 1:40pm by Julianna Wilson
Trap catches are low to zero across Michigan; a few more southwest sites are reporting first catches this week.
Posted on June 23, 2015 1:13pm by Julianna Wilson