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MSU Extension Cherries News
Warmer spring like temperatures late last week and over the weekend quickly advanced development of our fruit crops.
Posted on April 21, 2015 2:52pm by Bob Tritten
With the warm temperatures over the weekend, most tree fruits are showing some green tissue, but development will be slowed with the predicted cold.
Posted on April 21, 2015 2:13pm by Nikki Rothwell
The dew point and wind conditions impact how likely a freeze will be damaging. Cold, cloudy windy conditions can limit damage.
Posted on April 21, 2015 1:36pm by Mark Longstroth
Stone fruit bloom has begun. Cooler weather should slow plants down with frost risk towards the weekend.
Posted on April 21, 2015 11:42am by Brad Baughman
We are off to the races for the 2015 season.
Posted on April 21, 2015 10:42am by Amy Irish-Brown
New online resource provides a list of non-crop host plants of spotted wing Drosophila in North America.
Posted on April 15, 2015 3:42pm by Rufus Isaacs
Last week’s warm rain has greened up turf and plants are moving quickly.
Posted on April 14, 2015 8:01am by Mark Longstroth
Tree fruit development is slightly delayed in west Michigan, but growers should be ready.
Posted on April 7, 2015 1:45pm by Amy Irish-Brown
With warmer weather, fruit tree buds are swelling. Some winter damage is apparent.
Posted on April 7, 2015 12:49pm by Bill Shane
Spring is off to a slow start following two brutally cold winters, colder than most fruit growers can remember.
Posted on April 7, 2015 10:42am by Bob Tritten