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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Blueberries are in full harvest with very good quality and yield. Spotted wing Drosophila have been limited to a few specimens in some fields. Summer raspberries are also in harvest with no problems except for a few SWD that are under control.
Posted on July 22, 2014 2:38pm by Carlos García-Salazar
Spotted wing Drosophila numbers are climbing in southwest Michigan, but still low in other areas. Protect susceptible crops where they are detected.
Posted on July 22, 2014 2:34pm by Julianna Wilson
Raspberry and blueberry harvest continues across the southeast region.
Posted on July 22, 2014 2:30pm by Bob Tritten
Apricot, blueberry and raspberry harvest are in full swing across the region, while peach and plum harvest are beginning. Spotted wing Drosophila numbers continue to climb.
Posted on July 22, 2014 11:33am by Bill Shane
A statewide brown marmorated stink bug monitoring program in fruit and vegetable crops continues with more sites reporting, but still no detections to report.
Posted on July 18, 2014 2:28pm by Julianna Wilson
Spotted wing Drosophila numbers are increasing in southwest Michigan; protect susceptible crops where they are detected.
Posted on July 15, 2014 4:24pm by Julianna Wilson
Blueberry harvest is in progress with excellent quality and yield. Growers need to be aware of spotted wing Drosophila in blueberry fields, although still in small numbers. Early detection and control are key for successful management.
Posted on July 15, 2014 1:47pm by Carlos García-Salazar
Blueberry harvest is underway at some farms and others are close to first harvest. Harvest continues for summer red and black raspberries and even a few fall red raspberries. Green apple aphids and European red mites make an appearance in apples.
Posted on July 15, 2014 1:02pm by Bob Tritten
Blueberry harvest is gathering steam in southwest Michigan.
Posted on July 15, 2014 12:01pm by Mark Longstroth
A statewide brown marmorated stink bug monitoring effort in fruit and vegetable crops is underway, but so far none have been detected.
Posted on July 10, 2014 3:48pm by Julianna Wilson