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  • 2020 Great Lakes Hop and Barley Conference

    Date: Mar 05, 2020
    The conference, designed for both growers and brewers, will feature tracks designed for hop growers, as well as barley growers. Come learn more about the industry!

  • 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.

  • Chestnuts

    Chestnuts are being grown throughout the state and is supported by MSU Extension. There are opportunities for educators and researchers to share and learn about the growth of chestnuts and how to maintain the population without decrease.

  • Blueberries

    Michigan blueberry growers produce about 100 million pounds of blueberries every year, making the state a leader in blueberry production.

  • Cherries

    MSU Extension promotes the growth of cherry production, and offers educational opportunities to explore and learn to improve production.

  • Berries

    MSU Extension focuses on the growth of the berry category and offers information and resources provided by educators, to inform researchers of possible diseases and updates.

  • Grapes

    Resources for growing healthy wine and juice grapes in Michigan. Sign up for our e-newsletter for updates about integrated pest management, viticulture, research and events. Browse our web for videos, publications and more.

  • Peaches

    MSU Extension offers programming and resources to assist growers in selecting peach varieties, insect and disease management, marketing strategies, rootstocks, tree training, cold hardiness, pheromone disruption, processing and fresh market peaches.

  • Fruit & Nuts

    MSU Extension provides educational programs and publications based on applied research for Michigan fruit crops including apples, pears, blueberries, chestnuts, brambles, plums, cherries, grapes, peaches and strawberries.

  • Michigan Fresh Fact Sheets (HNI153)

    Published on October 20, 2015
    Learn about the best that the Great Lakes State has to offer with help from Michigan State University Extension’s Michigan Fresh educational campaign.

  • Research Stations (AgBioResearch)

    Published on December 12, 2013

  • Cherry Training Systems (E3247)

    Published on October 19, 2015
    This publication describes the seven major pruning systems used in commercial cherry tree orchards in Oregon, Idaho, Washington and Michigan.

  • Winter Injury to Grapevines and Methods of Protection (E2930)

    Published on November 11, 2015
    Genotype determines a vine’s maximum cold hardiness potential. Environment — soil, weather, topography and pests — and grower management determine how much of that potential is realized.

  • Diagnostics/Fertility

    Published on December 12, 2013

  • Integrated Strategies for Management of Spotted Wing Drosophila in Organic Small Fruit Production

    Published on December 13, 2016
    Cultural, biological and chemical control of spotted wing Drosophila in organic small fruit crops.

  • Michigan Fresh: Using, Storing, and Preserving Raspberries (HNI13)

    Published on October 8, 2014
    Michigan-grown raspberries are usually available in July, but some ever bearing varieties are available in September and October.

  • Weather - Drought

    Published on July 2, 2012
    The MSU Extension Weather – Drought resource page provides timely information to agricultural producers as weather conditions impact their operation.

  • Weather - Winter Injury in Plants

    Published on August 6, 2014
    Learn how to respond when cold weather injures your plants.

  • Michigan Blueberry Facts: Anthracnose Fruit Rot (Ripe Rot) (E3039)

    Published on October 26, 2015
    Anthracnose fruit rot is the most common and widespread fruit disease of blueberries in Michigan and the United States. This disease is typically caused by Colletotrichum acutatum.

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