Michigan is the number one state in highbush blueberry production with growers producing over 100 million pounds of blueberries every year. This website was developed by Michigan State University’s Blueberry Team to communicate information about Michigan blueberry production and pest management for the blueberry industry.
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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
Michigan’s small fruit growers faced tough challenges in 2014, including winter damage and spotted wing Drosophila (SWD) fruit infestations. Growers ended up with better results than early predictions and better SWD control than in previous years.
Posted on March 2, 2015 5:00pm by Carlos García-Salazar
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
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
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
More activity was reported this week, but except for a few hotspots, trap catches remain very low. More reports of aggregations on commercial and residential buildings are coming in from urban and suburban sites across Lower Michigan.
Posted on September 30, 2014 2:18pm by Julianna Wilson
Berrien County continues to be a hotspot for brown marmorated stink bug activity, but detections have been reported in Van Buren, Ottawa, Ingham and Lenawee counties. Also, peach damage from BMSB has been confirmed in Ottawa County.
Posted on September 25, 2014 8:38am by Julianna Wilson