2024 Michigan Fruit Management Guide available in print or downloadable PDF

Don’t forget to order the updated E0154 Michigan Fruit Management Guide for the 2024 season.

An image of the cover page of the 2024 Michigan Fruit Management Guide PDF

The Michigan Fruit Management Guide (E0154) from Michigan State University Extension has long served to assist fruit growers with selecting pesticides and other pest management tools as they plan for the growing season. In addition to a printed spiral bound edition, you can also purchase a downloadable PDF of this resource for a reduced fee. The PDF allows for viewing on a computer, tablet or phone and searching for specific terms within the whole document.

The guide provides a summary of the relative performance of certain pesticides and management tactics for specific pests of Michigan fruit crops. Recommendations are based primarily on research data gathered by Michigan State University scientists over many years. The ratings can help growers determine which materials to use and when for managing key pests of fruit crops including insects, mites, nematodes, plant pathogens and weeds. When coupled with an awareness of farm-specific conditions such as pest/disease pressure, crop stage and environmental conditions, the Michigan Fruit Management Guide can be an excellent companion for making informed integrated pest management decisions.

Previous editions of the Fruit Management Guide should be destroyed, as they may contain out of date information on pesticide registrations, etc. Additionally, this resource does not supersede the label directions. The label is always the law. To protect yourself, others and the environment, always read the label before applying any pesticide.

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