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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
More nymph and adult brown marmorated stink bugs were caught during the week of Sept. 5-11, 2014, at seven sites in Berrien, Lenawee and Ingham counties. Homeowners in Berrien County are starting to report them in greater number.
Posted on September 15, 2014 12:00pm by Julianna Wilson
Participants at the 2014 IR-4 Food Use and Biopesticide Workshop identified the most important research projects for the 2015 IR-4 food-use research program.
Posted on September 12, 2014 11:00am by Satoru Miyazaki
A look at what season-long patterns in 2014 compared with 2013 tell us about spotted wing Drosophila in Michigan fruit crops.
Posted on September 11, 2014 1:04pm by Julianna Wilson
This will be the last weekly report of the 2014 spotted wing Drosophila monitoring network. Growers of fall berry crops should continue to monitor and protect susceptible crops where SWD are detected.
Posted on September 4, 2014 8:46am by Julianna Wilson
Summer fruit harvest is ending and the focus is shifting to apples and grapes. Pests are preparing for the end of the season.
Posted on September 2, 2014 11:55am by Bill Shane
Blueberry harvest has proceeded with better yields than expected. Spotted wing Drosophila continues to be the main concern, and growers need to check fruit before harvest and before and after any insecticide application.
Posted on September 2, 2014 11:52am by Carlos García-Salazar