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  • East Michigan fruit update – June 23, 2020

    Published on June 23, 2020

    Strawberry harvest continues across east Michigan. Summer red raspberry harvest is getting started. Most areas of the region are in moderate drought conditions.

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    East Michigan fruit update – June 16, 2020

    Published on June 16, 2020

    Strawberry harvest has begun with strong consumer demand for ready picked and pick your own berries. Even with some rain over the last week, many areas have slipped into drought conditions.

  • East Michigan fruit update – June 9, 2020

    Published on June 9, 2020

    Warmer temperatures brought a good amount of new growth in all fruit crops and rapid rise of growing degree day totals. Strawberry harvest will begin later this week at some farms. Soils continue to dry quickly.

  • Strawberry flower with early thrips damage

    West central Michigan small fruit update – June 9, 2020

    Published on June 9, 2020

    Strawberries are in the green fruit stage and prevailing hot and dry weather is conducive for flower thrips outbreaks. Prevent fruit damage with careful monitoring and on-time insecticide applications.

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    East Michigan fruit update – June 2, 2020

    Published on June 2, 2020

    Warmer temperatures have pushed a good amount of growth in all fruit crops. Apple growers are thinning aggressively. Strawberry growers need to keep a close eye on soil moisture levels.