Published on June 16, 2020
Strawberry harvest has begun with strong consumer demand for ready picked and pick your own berries. Even with some rain over the last week, many areas have slipped into drought conditions.
Published on June 10, 2020
Hybrid and juice grape bloom has started in southern Michigan. The warm weather has increased the number of phomopsis reports around the state.
Published on June 9, 2020
Warmer temperatures brought a good amount of new growth in all fruit crops and rapid rise of growing degree day totals. Strawberry harvest will begin later this week at some farms. Soils continue to dry quickly.
Published on June 2, 2020
Warmer temperatures have pushed a good amount of growth in all fruit crops. Apple growers are thinning aggressively. Strawberry growers need to keep a close eye on soil moisture levels.