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  • A poorly sprayed tart cherry orchard which is defoliated on the left as compared to a well protect tart cherry orchard on the right, which still has most of it leaves. Photos by Mark Longstroth, MSU Extension.

    Southwest Michigan fruit update – Aug. 11, 2020

    Published on August 11, 2020

    A derecho blew across the region leaving damage in its wake. Relatively minor damage to fruit plantings. Some fruit, trees and limbs down in orchards and blueberry fields, and some broken trellis posts in grape vineyards.

  • Marquette grapes

    Michigan grape scouting report – July 29, 2020

    Published on July 29, 2020

    Early varieties are beginning veraison in southern vineyards and downy mildew is visible in unprotected fields. Egglaying by third generation grape berry moth is expected to start next week in southwest Michigan.

  • Strawberries

    East Michigan fruit update – July 28, 2020

    Published on July 28, 2020

    With another week of hot temperatures and not much precipitation, drought conditions returned. Blueberry harvest continues, early peach harvest begins and summer red and black raspberry harvest is ending.