Fruits

Crop load, better nutrient management curb bitter pit

Multiple years of studies in Pennsylvania grower orchards are providing additional clues for managing Honeycrisp in the orchard to prevent bitter pit following storage. Research led by Penn State U... more

Could robots replace honeybees as pollinators?

The world’s honeybee population is in a steep decline that science has, so far, been unable to reverse. Some scientists are working on solutions to the culpri... more

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Northwest Michigan frost damage being assessed

Unfortunately, northwest Michigan recorded some low overnight temperatures for the past two nights, May 7-9. During the early morning of May 8, the Be... more »

Select Max labeled for tree fruit

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved a new Supplemental Label for use of the graminicide Select Max 0.97 EC (clethodim) for use... more »

Pursue black stem borer spring management

Incidents of black stem borer injury to young apple orchards are on the rise in Michigan. Adults are attracted to stressed trees although they have be... more »

Michigan small fruit takes a hit from frost

West central Michigan has seen a number of days with temperatures dropping to the low 30s causing significant damage to small fruit crops, mainly to b... more »

Michigan growers assess cold weather impact

Michigan State University Extension has issued an update on frost damage in "The Ridge" area near Sparta, Michigan. There were two very cold mornings... more »

Michigan apple growers see some frost damage

Growers around "The Ridge" near Sparta, Michigan are currently assessing the frost damage from the cold overnight temperatures on May 7-8, with more c... more »

Spotted wing drosophila monitoring for 2017 cherries

Elizabeth Beers, Washington State Extension scientist, tells Washington state growers that with cherry bloom behind them, and straw coming up rapidl... more »

Resources for managing cherry pesticide residues

When it comes to concerns over pesticide residues, cherry growers require a lot of complex, up-to-the-minute information to make appropriate managemen... more »

Fresh apple holdings at 38.7 million bushels

The USApple Association reported fresh apple holdings at 38.7 million bushels as of May 1, 2017. This represents a 16 percent increase over May 1, ... more »

CiderCon 2018 in Baltimore planned by US Association of Cider Makers

The United States Association of Cider Makers (USACM) will host its eighth annual CiderCon conference Jan. 31 – Feb. 2, 2018 at the Waterfront Marr... more »


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