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MSUE Blueberry News
Peach harvest picks up steam. Oriental fruit moth and San Jose scale numbers are high.
Posted on July 28, 2015 3:21pm by Mark Longstroth
Lodi apple harvest is underway, with early peach and blueberry harvest continuing and summer red raspberry harvest wrapping up.
Posted on July 28, 2015 3:12pm by Bob Tritten
Summer increase of spotted wing Drosophila is in full swing in all fruit production regions in Lower Michigan. Ripening susceptible crops need to be protected.
Posted on July 28, 2015 1:58pm by Julianna Wilson
Spotted wing Drosophila populations and fruit infestations are on the rise. Keeping a strict surveillance of berry fields at this time is critical to successfully manage this pest.
Posted on July 28, 2015 1:49pm by Carlos García-Salazar
No brown marmorated stink bugs have been found in traps in the monitoring network in the fourth week of trapping.
Posted on July 28, 2015 1:10pm by Julianna Wilson
Summer increase of spotted wing Drosophila continues in southern Michigan.
Posted on July 22, 2015 3:06pm by Julianna Wilson
No brown marmorated stink bugs have been found in traps in the monitoring network in the third week of trapping.
Posted on July 22, 2015 2:47pm by Julianna Wilson
Blueberry harvest continues with excellent quality and better yields than expected. Spotted wing Drosophila are increasing in southern counties and showing up in raspberries.
Posted on July 21, 2015 3:55pm by Carlos García-Salazar
Apple maggot trap catch has started and obliquebanded leafroller larvae continue being found. Summer apple variety harvest has begun and early peach varieties are expected soon.
Posted on July 21, 2015 3:08pm by Bob Tritten
Blueberry harvest hits full stride.
Posted on July 21, 2015 1:36pm by Bill Shane