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A single brown marmorated stink bug adult and two nymphs were caught near Stevensville, Michigan during the week of Aug. 22-29, 2014.
Posted on August 29, 2014 9:48am by Julianna Wilson
Spotted wing Drosophila numbers continue to rise across the monitoring network. Protect susceptible crops where they are detected.
Posted on August 26, 2014 4:32pm by Julianna Wilson
Spotted wing Drosophila population is at its peak in west Michigan. As we enter the high SWD activity period, growers need to check fruit before harvest and before and after any insecticide application to verify successful control.
Posted on August 26, 2014 4:19pm by Carlos García-Salazar
Summer fruit harvest continues and grapes are in veraison.
Posted on August 26, 2014 9:22am by Mark Longstroth
No brown marmorated stink bugs were caught during the week of Aug. 15-21, 2014.
Posted on August 22, 2014 1:23pm by Julianna Wilson
Use traps and salt testing of berries to determine how well your spotted wing Drosophila management program is working.
Posted on August 21, 2014 9:23am by Rufus Isaacs
Spotted wing Drosophila numbers continue to rise across the monitoring network. Protect susceptible crops where SWD are detected.
Posted on August 20, 2014 8:20am by Julianna Wilson
Humid conditions are conducive to leaf rust in blueberries. Scout fields for the tell-tale orange spore pustules on the undersides of leaves. If rust is found, apply an effective fungicide to minimize the potential for premature defoliation.
Posted on August 19, 2014 3:58pm by Annemiek Schilder
Paula Red apple harvest is complete at most farms, with Earligold and Zestar coming along quickly.
Posted on August 19, 2014 2:36pm by Bob Tritten
Blueberry, peach, plum and raspberry harvest continues while pear harvest has begun. Soils are very dry in southwest Michigan.
Posted on August 19, 2014 1:19pm by Bill Shane