Michigan researchers are on the forefront of work being done to offset the continuing onslaught of spotted wing drosophila (SWD) on commercial blueberries. But the relative newness of the pest – and... more
When a series of tornadoes with winds reaching in excess of 130 miles per hour ripped through southern and central Michigan in August, a blueberry operation nea... more
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Blueberry stem gall wasp is native to eastern North America, where it can infest new and actively-growing blueberry stems during bloom. It can be foun... more »
The 61st Annual Fruit Crop Guesstimate, sponsored by the Michigan Frozen Food Packers Association, will be held June 22, 2:30 p.m., at the Amway Gran... more »
Cherry fruitworm emergence has started in southwest Michigan, and the first cranberry fruitworm moths are also being caught in a few sites. This highl... more »
Ronald Edward Bodtke, 83, of Grand Junction, Michigan, passed away Saturday, May 14, at his home.
Bodtke was a blueberry farmer and founder of Cor... more »
The Luna series of fungicides by Bayer all have one active ingredient in common, fluopyram, which is a systemic fungicide belonging to the succinate d... more »
Northern highbush blueberries are common throughout the northern United States and Canada, and are native to eastern North America. They require ... more »
The Integrated Crop Pollination Project has released a summary report from its 2015 survey of Michigan blueberry growers’ pollination practices.
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Fall Creek Farm & Nursery has named Oscar Verges as international chief operations officer. In his new role at Fall Creek, Verges will be responsi... more »
Mummy berry is caused by the fungus Monilinia vaccinii-corymbosi and is characterized by blighting of young shoots, which are referred to as “shoot ... more »
Mites can be significant pests of fruit crops. There are many miticides available for control of European red mites (ERM), twospotted spider mites (TS... more »