Small Fruit and Hop Pathology News
Published on October 9, 2019
Most grapes are harvested in southwest Michigan and wine grape harvest is underway in northwest Michigan. Weather delays have been altering harvest windows and we are noticing benefits in reflective strips in vineyards.
Published on September 25, 2019
With grapes being harvested, efficacy of insect and disease control programs can be evaluated for 2019.
Published on September 11, 2019
Grapes are past veraison and the berries are ripening throughout Michigan. We are approaching harvest for many varieties. There is high disease and insect pressure throughout many vineyards.
Published on August 28, 2019
Grape clusters are ripening across Michigan, so prepare for harvest. The earliest cultivars are starting harvest this week, while some have a long way to go.
Published on August 14, 2019
Veraison signals transition to preparing vineyards for the 2019 harvest. Scout your vineyards to help ensure good fruit quality.
Published on July 31, 2019
Mid-season pest scouting indicates some developing issues and new pests developing.
Published on July 17, 2019
Varying pest pressure through the state’s vineyards highlights the need for scouting.
Published on July 3, 2019
Target dates for grape berry moth controls are approaching and there is significant downy disease pressure in southwest Michigan vineyards.
Published on June 19, 2019
Insect and disease issues are becoming more apparent in Michigan vineyards as the season progresses.
Published on June 11, 2019
The only way to know for sure is by laboratory analysis. Learn how to submit a sample to MSU Plant & Pest Diagnostics for analysis.