• East Michigan fruit update – June 11, 2019

    Published on June 11, 2019

    Strawberry harvest is expected to begin late this week or over the weekend for many farms, one of the latest harvest starts for many. Apple growers need to lookout for fire blight strikes.

  • Strawberries

    East Michigan fruit update – June 4, 2019

    Published on June 4, 2019

    Strong thunderstorms on Saturday afternoon brought scattered hail across the region, along with another batch of heavy rains. Early thinning sprays in apples are working well.

  • Strawberries in bloom with some berries in the green fruit stage

    West central Michigan small fruit update – May 28, 2019

    Published on May 28, 2019

    Blueberries are in full bloom, but persistent low temperatures and damp conditions are challenging pollination activities. Supplemental bumble bee pollination is the best response to these conditions.

  • Saskatoons are at fruit set

    East Michigan fruit update – May 28, 2019

    Published on May 28, 2019

    Bloom has ended for tree fruits in the past week and strawberries are finally in full bloom. Apple thinning is the challenge for the week and fire blight risk remains high.

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