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  • 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.

  • Blueberries

    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.

  • Strawberry damage by flower trips

    West central Michigan small fruit update – June 2, 2020

    Published on June 2, 2020

    Blueberries are in full bloom and early varieties are at petal fall. Bees are very active in all small fruit crops and pesticide applications need to be made to avoid exposing pollinators to harmful pesticide products.