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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MSUE Blueberry News
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
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
Monday updates help keep fruit growers current on pest and disease control developments during the growing season.
Posted on April 3, 2015 9:25am by Mark Longstroth
Photoperiodism is the term given to a plant’s ability to respond to changing daylength. Knowing how your crop responds to daylength should influence how you apply fertilizer, especially nitrogen.
Posted on March 30, 2015 1:54pm by Ron Goldy
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 1:43pm 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