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 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.
Published on May 11, 2021
Cool weather and scattered frosts have kept fruit growers scrambling, but only a little damage has been reported.
Published on May 4, 2021
The warm week stimulated quick development. Many crops have made it through the freezes in good shape.
Published on April 27, 2021
The freezes on Wednesday and Thursday mornings damaged most fruit crops. Few areas saw serious damage.
Published on April 22, 2021
Below normal precipitation during the fall and winter has resulted in a decline in groundwater levels. Producers need to prepare for potential challenges, especially if they irrigate crops.
Published on April 20, 2021
Development was slow this past week. This week’s forecast is for a hard freeze in southwest Michigan.