MSU expanding web resources for fruit production

Editor’s note: This article is from the archives of the MSU Crop Advisory Team Alerts. Check the label of any pesticide referenced to ensure your use is included.      

The crops are growing and so are the web resources we are offering at MSU for fruit production. Here are some sites to check if you haven’t visited our webs recently:
IPM Resources page for fruit. Includes direct links to seasonal IPM advice, the Enviro-weather web site, MSU Diagnostic Services, the Soil/Plant nutrient lab, links for ordering pocket-sized scouting guides and the apple scouting DVD.
Fruit info search helps locate bulletins and other resources for fruit growers and consultants.
Fruit CAT Alert home page. Search previous 5 years of CAT Alerts using a keyword search. Sign up to get an email announcement when new issues are posted at the web site.
Enviro-weather was described in detail in our April 25 issue of the Fruit CAT Alert newsletter. MSU has plans to expand the pest models at this site and add additional weather stations. Visit the home page, click on the station nearest you, select “fruit” resources and bookmark the resulting page for future reference. The site offers links to the IPM Resources web for your reference when making pest management decisions.

Sites for growing specific fruit. For grapes, visit and for blueberries, visit . The MSU Fruit Area of Expertise Team has additional resources for more crops from its home page at:
MSU Extension’s portal with links to local county as well as statewide resources
New web site of the Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station

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