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Leafroller populations are very high in many apple blocks. Crop load is variable in many tree fruits as bloom has ended.
Posted on May 19, 2015 3:01pm by Bob Tritten
Very cool conditions will hold insect pests back this week. Blueberries and strawberries are blooming.
Posted on May 19, 2015 2:20pm by Bill Shane
Blueberries are in full bloom and petal fall started in southern counties. Monitoring traps for fruitworms should be deployed. Delaying trap placement impairs proper timing of insecticide application against fruitworms.
Posted on May 19, 2015 12:58pm by Carlos García-Salazar
Extended periods of rainy weather spell “feast” for fungal plant pathogens, since they are highly dependent on moisture for their growth and infection.
Posted on May 12, 2015 3:37pm by Annemiek Schilder
Blueberries are in bloom with developmental stages going from late pink to early bloom, but extensive winter damage started showing up in most west central Michigan fields.
Posted on May 12, 2015 3:08pm by Carlos García-Salazar
Recent rainy, warm weather brought very high fire blight risks for apple and pear growers, and challenges with keeping covered for apple scab control.
Posted on May 12, 2015 3:05pm by Bob Tritten
Apple bloom is ending, blueberry bloom has begun and overall fruit crops look good.
Posted on May 12, 2015 2:57pm by Brad Baughman
Bloom is upon us again and it is time to review best management practices for protecting bees in orchards.
Posted on May 8, 2015 1:52pm by Julianna Wilson
Bloom is a critical time to protect blueberries against blossom blights, especially with the wet forecast. Use a broad-spectrum fungicide (mix) with systemic properties.
Posted on May 6, 2015 2:46pm by Annemiek Schilder
Warmer temperatures last week brought stone fruits into bloom, soon to be followed by apples, pears and blueberries. Soils remains very dry across most of east Michigan.
Posted on May 5, 2015 3:39pm by Bob Tritten