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  • Apples

    With more than 900 million pounds of apples produced per year, apples are Michigan's largest fruit crop. MSU Extension offers a variety of programming to assist farmers in orchard management and tree growth.

  • Apple Dip

    Apples are packed full of heart-healthy fiber and they make a great grab and go snack. Try dipping your next apple in this tasty Apple Dip!

  • Red Beet and Apple Salad

    Published on May 13, 2019

  • Baked Apples and Squash

    We combined Michigan apples and butternut squash in this tasty Apple-Squash Casserole.

  • Microwave Baked Apples

    Try this simple, warm desert!

  • Apple, Carrot and Raisin Salad

    Use up your Michigan apples in a different way with this apple, carrot, and raisin salad.

  • Microwave-Baked Apples

    Published on October 27, 2014
    For maximum quality, store apples in a cool place, between 32 and 40 °F. Apples stored at this temperature maintain nutritional benefits such as B vitamins, fiber and vitamin C and can be kept for about a month. There are many varieties of apples, and they can be prepared in many ways.

  • Homemade Apple Sauce

    Try our easy applesauce recipe and freeze the leftovers for later!

  • Pear Party Salsa

    Published on September 9, 2016
    Honey is a great natural sweetener to add to any of your favorite dishes. It contains throat-soothing properties and nutrients that give you energy.

  • Integrated Pest Management Academy

    The Desire to Learn Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Academy is an interactive, online program designed to provide a comprehensive and convenient online learning experience. Current topics include an introduction to IPM, plant science, soils 101, natural enemies, conserving pollinators, Enviroweather and scouting.

  • Pesticide Applicator Training

    This course is designed for those who are studying to take the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) Restricted Use Pesticide (RUP)Exam or for those who need a refresher on safe pesticide handling. The course material follows the National Pesticide Core Manual. Those who complete the course can receive 12 RUP credits.

  • Apple scab

    On leaves, young lesions are velvety brown to olive green with indistinct margins, and will often not be readily noticeable until after petal fall in commercial orchards.

  • Cedar apple rust

    On leaves, the disease appears on the upper surface as small, faint, yellow spots shortly after the appearance of active cedar galls found on the alternate host for this fungus, the red cedar.

  • Black rot (Blossom end rot, Frogeye leaf spot)

    Fruit infections that occur early in the season appear at the calyx end and typically develop into blossom end rot that may not appear until the fruit begin to mature.

  • Pear slug (Pear sawfly)

    The adult looks similar to a small, black-bodied wasp with the ventral side and legs yellow in color. The larva is small, fleshy, dark green to orange, slug-like, and slime-covered, with the front part of the body enlarged.

  • Flatheaded appletree borer

    The adult is a short-horned beetle, flattened above, with short antennae and large conspicuous eyes. The upper surface of the body is dark metallic brown with slightly patterned wing covers.

  • Bitter pit and cork spot

    Small, green to purplish to light brown, slightly sunken lesions appear on the surface of mature fruit. Individual lesions on the fruit surface are dry and do not extend deep into the fruit; however, cutting into the fruit can reveal numerous internal lesions.

  • Blister spot

    Lesions begin as small, darkened, water-soaked areas, generally around lenticels and typically on the lower half of the apple.

  • Fire blight

    Blossom blight occurs in the spring. Infected blossoms first exhibit a water soaking, followed by wilting and their eventually turning brown on apple and nearly black on pear. Individual flowers or the entire cluster may be affected.

  • Silver leaf

    Silvering of the foliage is the characteristic symptom. At first, silvering may be associated with only one or two major branches, but eventually the entire tree becomes silvery in appearance. When infection is severe the leaves may curl upward.

  • Mullein plant bug

    Adult is grayish green with black spots on the legs. The nymph resembles an apple aphid or a white apple leafhopper and is solitary, very mobile and lacks cornicles.