CANR RESPONSE TO NOVEL CORONAVIRUS

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  • East Michigan fruit update – April 30, 2019

    Published on April 30, 2019
    Colder temperatures over the last week have dramatically slowed fruit growth.

  • East Michigan fruit update – May 14, 2019

    Published on May 14, 2019
    Apples are slowly inching toward bloom, which is just starting in the southern areas of the region. Most of our fruit crops are well over a week behind their normal growth stages.

  • East Michigan fruit update – June 4, 2019

    Published on June 4, 2019
    Strong thunderstorms on Saturday afternoon brought scattered hail across the region, along with another batch of heavy rains. Early thinning sprays in apples are working well.

  • East Michigan fruit update – July 10, 2018

    Published on July 10, 2018
    We have had unusually high apple maggot trap catch in the last week. Dry soils are common across the region, causing wilting in all fruit crops.

  • East Michigan fruit update – May 21, 2019

    Published on May 21, 2019
    Apple bloom is winding down in the southern few tiers of east Michigan counties. We are finally seeing bloom in strawberries across the region.

  • East Michigan fruit update – June 18, 2019

    Published on June 18, 2019
    Strawberry harvest is finally underway across the region. Many fruit growers received another inch or two of precipitation in the last week.

  • East Michigan fruit update – July 19, 2019

    Published on July 19, 2019
    Trap catch of spotted wing Drosophila and cherry fruit fly spiked in the last few days in east Michigan. Act now to control them.

  • East Michigan fruit update – July 23, 2019

    Published on July 23, 2019
    Spotted wing Drosophila trap catch numbers have taken a big jump this week. Tart cherries, summer red and fall raspberries and blueberries need to be protected.

  • East Michigan fruit update – July 16, 2019

    Published on July 16, 2019
    Soils remain dry across most of the region. Harvest continues for many fruit crops. A few blueberry farms have opened for picking and several farms are starting to pick a few of the bud berries on fall red raspberries.

  • East Michigan fruit update – April 9, 2019

    Published on April 9, 2019
    There’s been good amount of growth of our fruit crops in the last few days, with a few crops showing the first signs of early green tip. The sod in orchards is starting to green up.

  • East Michigan fruit update – July 30, 2019

    Published on July 30, 2019
    Protection from spotted wing Drosophila infestation will need to continue to the end of harvest for tart cherries, summer red raspberries, fall raspberries and blueberries.

  • East Michigan fruit update – Sept. 4, 2018

    Published on September 4, 2018
    Most areas received ample rains over the last two weeks, bringing seasonal totals back to normal to above normal levels. Drought continues for a few growers, mainly in the southern reaches of the region.

  • East Michigan fruit update – May 7, 2019

    Published on May 7, 2019
    Rainfall and mostly cooler temperatures over the last week have continued to slow the growth of fruit crops over the region.

  • East Michigan fruit update – Aug. 13, 2019

    Published on August 13, 2019
    Red Haven peach harvest will begin in the next few days across the region. Many fruit farms have dry soils.

  • East Michigan fruit update – June 25, 2019

    Published on June 25, 2019
    The region is finally starting to dry out, even though many east Michigan growers saw another inch of precipitation in the last week. Strawberry harvest continues across the region with saskatoon and sweet cherry harvest to follow in the next week or so.

  • East Michigan fruit update – May 28, 2019

    Published on May 28, 2019
    Bloom has ended for tree fruits in the past week and strawberries are finally in full bloom. Apple thinning is the challenge for the week and fire blight risk remains high.

  • East Michigan fruit update – Sept. 4, 2019

    Published on September 4, 2019
    Brown marmorated stink bug populations are on the rise at some farms. Gala and McIntosh apple varieties are nearing maturity. There is a wide range of soil moisture levels across the region.

  • East Michigan fruit update – April 16, 2019

    Published on April 16, 2019
    With cold nighttime temperatures over the last week, fruit growth and development has been slow.

  • East Michigan fruit update – April 23, 2019

    Published on April 23, 2019
    Warm temperatures over the last week have finally spurred on growth of fruit crops, as well as a few insects and our first disease control in most tree fruits.

  • East Michigan fruit update – June 11, 2019

    Published on June 11, 2019
    Strawberry harvest is expected to begin late this week or over the weekend for many farms, one of the latest harvest starts for many. Apple growers need to lookout for fire blight strikes.