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The Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center is located in Berrien County, which is centered in the most horticulturally diverse region of the state. Breeding several types of fruit and conducting variety evaluations of numerous fruits and vegetables are just part of the work done at the 350-acre site. Additionally, research at the center focuses on evaluating production practices, including the use of high tunnels for fruits and vegetables. Woody ornamental, Christmas tree and field crop projects add to the diversity of this facility’s research program. The center hosts several indoor educational meetings and field days each year, and viewing plots during daylight hours is encouraged.
Southwest Michigan fruit update – August 30, 2022
Published on August 30, 2022
This is the last fruit scouting report of the season. Happy harvests.
Southwest Michigan fruit update – August 23, 2022
Published on August 23, 2022
Blueberry harvest is coming to an end. Apple and grape harvests are beginning.
Southwest Michigan fruit update – August 17, 2022
Published on August 17, 2022
Grapes are entering veraison. Brown marmorated stink bug nymphs are being caught in traps.