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    MSU Extension’s grape scouting reports for 2020

    Published on May 27, 2020

    Michigan State University Extension will provide weekly reports of scouting efforts across the state, covering many parts of grape growing including vine phenology and horticultural updates, pest and disease management, and weather.

  • East Michigan fruit update – May 26, 2020

    Published on May 26, 2020

    With warmer temperatures of the last week, fruit crops have taken on big swell of new growth. Bloom is almost finished for all of our fruit crops.

  • Good strawberry bloom on the left, frost damaged bloom on the right

    East Michigan fruit update – May 19, 2020

    Published on May 19, 2020

    The region experienced another major freeze event resulting in additional damage to flower buds in most tree fruits. Substantial rains brought two heavy apple scab infection periods and very wet soils. There are many black blossoms in strawberry fields.

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MSU Extension is hiring a viticultural production Extension educator to join our team! Based in beautiful Leelanau County near Traverse City, come work with the vineyards and wineries in the northwestern region of Michigan's Lower Peninsula.

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