Published on June 15, 2021
Strawberry harvest continues. Sweet cherry harvest is beginning.
Published on June 8, 2021
With the heat and lack of rain, some crops are beginning to show drought stress. Irrigation is important to maintain fruit and plant growth.
Published on June 1, 2021
Last week’s rains were welcomed by the fruit crops, but more is needed to reverse this season’s lack of moisture.
Published on May 28, 2021
Conditions remain dry as leaves expand and tree water demand increases.
Published on May 25, 2021
With the warm weather came rapid fruit development. Water stress is showing up as a result of the lack of rain in southwest Michigan.
Published on May 24, 2021
Brood X of the periodical cicada can soon be found throughout the Midwest including parts of southern Michigan. They may become a nuisance, but don’t expect any significant fruit crop injury.
Published on May 20, 2021
Temperatures are warming and conditions remain dry across much of the state.
Published on May 18, 2021
Tree fruit crops are beginning to size, making load assessments easier this week. So far, most crops survived the April freezes well.
Published on May 13, 2021
Cool temperatures over the last week have slowed crop development.
Published on May 12, 2021
Transplanting of warm-season vegetables is set to ramp up at the end of this week in some areas, and direct-seeding continues.