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  • Aerial application

    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.

  • Strawberries

    East Michigan fruit update – July 28, 2020

    Published on July 28, 2020

    With another week of hot temperatures and not much precipitation, drought conditions returned. Blueberry harvest continues, early peach harvest begins and summer red and black raspberry harvest is ending.

  • East Michigan fruit update – July 21, 2020

    Published on July 21, 2020

    Two precipitation events moved over the region in the past week, bringing some much-needed relief to drought. Summer red and black raspberry and blueberry harvest continues.