Avoid early harvest of late-season processing apple varieties to reduce economic losses caused by bitter pit
Published on January 7, 2019
A discussion of the impact of apple harvest timing on post-harvest disorders, including bitter pit.
Published on January 4, 2019
Corn tar spot, a new threat to Michigan corn yields, will be one of the topics discussed at Pest Management Update meetings held throughout Michigan during January and February 2019.
Published on January 3, 2019
There are new Worker Protection Standards employer handbooks, training videos, online courses and Spanish resources on the Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative website.
Published on December 28, 2018
Participants can prepare for the pesticide applicator certification exam by attending one of the optional review classes scheduled in multiple counties in southeast Michigan.
Published on December 13, 2018
A study led by post-doctoral scholar Andrea Glassmire sheds light on how a blend of chemicals strengthens plants’ defense against insect pests.
Published on December 12, 2018
The pesticide manual review provides a helpful training exercise for people taking the MDARD certification exam to become licensed applicators. To those already licensed, this review session will offer four recertification credits.
Published on December 11, 2018
Boxwood blight has been detected on boxwood wreaths in Michigan. Suspected plants can be examined by MSU Diagnostic Services, alternatively, they can be burned or double-bagged and disposed of in the trash.
Published on December 3, 2018
Based on a grapevine virus survey, MSU Diagnostic Services is developing new laboratory tests to diagnose problems in Michigan’s vineyards. Watch for details as we develop this service.
Effect of lure type and trap placement in monitoring oriental fruit moth populations in Michigan peach orchards
Published on November 30, 2018
Funds from the Michigan Tree Fruit Commission provide new insight on trapping strategies for a familiar pest of Michigan’s peach and apple industry.