Southwest Michigan fruit update – March 28, 2023
Published on March 28, 2023
This is the first fruit scouting report of the season.
Fruit insecticide registration update for 2023
Published on March 27, 2023
Summary of insecticide and miticide label additions, clarifications and corrections to the 2023 Michigan Fruit Management Guide (E154).
Farm manager named at MSU West Central Michigan Research and Extension Center in Hart
Published on March 22, 2023
Ashley Fleser has been named the first full-time farm manager at the station, tasked with providing an optimal research environment, building community relationships, and enhancing grower education.
New tart cherry cost of production study available now
Published on December 13, 2022
The newest tart cherry cost of production study is the most recent version since 2015. This version includes updated management costs with spotted wing Drosophila, earlier leaf spot controls and increased fertilizer prices in recent years.
Pre-register for the 2023 Northwest Michigan Orchard and Vineyard Show
Published on December 9, 2022
Growers are encouraged to attend this two-day, premier educational program on Jan. 17-18 to discuss important issues for the Michigan fruit industry and much more.
Exploring soil health in perennial fruit crops at Great Lakes Expo
Published on November 28, 2022
The Michigan State University Extension fruit team is excited to have an entire session dedicated to soil health in fruit crops.
Michigan pesticide applicator recertification credits available in person and online before the end of the year
Published on October 31, 2022
Growers needing a few more credits to renew their pesticide applicator license have some online and in-person opportunities available.
Suspect herbicide resistance? Submit weed seeds for screening
Published on October 19, 2022
Collect weed seeds September-October to submit for herbicide resistance screening.
Michigan pesticide applicator review sessions, recertifications credits and testing options for fall 2022 and winter 2023
Published on October 17, 2022
Frequently asked questions about when and where pesticide applicators can earn education credits or take the certification exam.
Southwest Michigan fruit update – August 30, 2022
Published on August 30, 2022
This is the last fruit scouting report of the season. Happy harvests.