Michigan Celery Industry Research Priorities
Celery Industry Priorities as set by the Celery Research, Inc.
Improved weed control with emphasis on problem weeds, especially clethodim-resistant crabgrass, but also purple amaranth, smartweed, groundsel, purslane nutsedge.
- Improved varieties with special emphasis on high-yielding varieties adapted to Michigan growing conditions.
- Detection of aster yellows in aster leafhoppers and timely delivery of this information to growers.
- Implementing strategies to manage established and emerging celery pathogens from the greenhouse to the field, including plant meltdown.
- Develop cost-effective insecticide programs for thrips—based on pest biology and scouting—while minimizing resistance in this and other pests.
- Improved aphid and celery leaftier control as a result of more effective materials, better spray coverage and/or better timing.
- Improved Colletotrichum (Anthracnose) control as a result of more effective materials, better spray coverage and/or better timing.
Drafted by: Ben Werling
Updated November 2023