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MSU Extension Apples News
Berrien County continues to be a hotspot for brown marmorated stink bug activity, but detections have been reported in Van Buren, Ottawa, Ingham and Lenawee counties. Also, peach damage from BMSB has been confirmed in Ottawa County.
Posted on September 25, 2014 8:38am by Julianna Wilson
Apple maturity continues to be slower than expected this fall.
Posted on September 24, 2014 3:31pm by Phil Schwallier
An unusual weather year is leading to slower than expected apple maturity. Growers need to plan carefully to get the best conditioned fruit into controlled atmosphere storage.
Posted on September 24, 2014 1:19pm by Randy Beaudry
The pace of apple harvest slows for many growers waiting for fruit to mature.
Posted on September 24, 2014 12:10pm by Bob Tritten
Kasumin 2L is now fully registered on pome fruit in the United States for control of fire blight. This product provides excellent control of blossom blight and is critically needed, especially in orchards impacted by streptomycin resistance.
Posted on September 24, 2014 11:15am by George Sundin
Gala and Honeycrisp harvests are winding down. Jonagold and Jonathan are approaching the optimum stage for fresh market harvest. Cool weather is helping apples develop attractive color and good crisp texture, but has slowed internal maturity development.
Posted on September 24, 2014 11:10am by Bill Shane
Apples are maturing slowly, but warm and sunny weather should move fruit along this week. We expect apples to be ready for harvest close to the predicted harvest dates for northwest Michigan.
Posted on September 24, 2014 11:08am by Nikki Rothwell
Apple harvest is quickly gearing up to full speed. Growers are harvesting McIntosh, Early Fiji, Jonamac and spot-picking Honeycrisp. Gala are ripening very slowly this season.
Posted on September 17, 2014 1:56pm by Bob Tritten
Gala harvest is in full swing and Honeycrisp harvest is ramping up in southwest Michigan. Jonagold harvest will start soon.
Posted on September 17, 2014 11:56am by Bill Shane
Forward movement in apple maturity is quite slow.
Posted on September 17, 2014 11:54am by Amy Irish-Brown