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    West central Michigan small fruit update – Aug. 4, 2020

    Published on August 4, 2020

    Managing spotted wing Drosophila in blueberries and raspberries is critical during harvest. Lower daily temperatures are an opportunity for using a wider range of insecticide products recommended for control. Currently, pyrethroids are very effect.

  • West central Michigan small fruit update – July 28, 2020

    Published on July 28, 2020

    Spotted wing Drosophila (SWD) continues as the major threat for blueberries and raspberries. Timely insecticide applications and fruit sampling after each application is critical to ensure the effectiveness of your SWD control program.

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