Michigan Plum Advisory Board member appointed

Governor Rick Snyder announced an appointment to the Michigan Plum Advisory Board. The Michigan Plum Committee is charged with developing and implementing a marketing program for Michigan's plum crop.John Williams is appointed.Williams, of Mears, is... more »

Insecticides fight BMSB

DuPont Lannate SP and Lannate LV insecticides can now be used to control Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) infestations in the mainland United States (except in Texas, South Carolina and New Hampshire) on selected fruit,... more »

Fire blight alert in Michigan

We are experiencing a period of extreme fire blight risk in many apple-growing areas of Michigan, but especially in southwest Michigan for the period May 12-15.Maryblyt epiphytic infection potential (EIP) values are higher than any... more »

Thinning apples at petal fall for 2011

This year there are a number of orchards that had light crops in 2010. These blocks have returned this 2011 year with a heavy return bloom and abundance of stored energy that will promote the... more »

56th Annual Fruit Crop Guesstimate

The 56th Annual Fruit Crop Guesstimate, sponsored by the Michigan Frozen Food Packers Association, will be held on June 22 at 2:30pm. This annual event will be held at the Devos Place in Grand Rapids,... more »

Rep. Huizenga hears from growers about ag labor

Congressman Bill Huizenga, representing the 2nd Congressional district in west Michigan, held two days of listening sessions with constituents on April 27-28. Huizenga kicked off the tour in Sparta, Mich., where he hosted about 20... more »

Maintaining the integrity of IPM while battling the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Pennsylvania tree fruit growers have embraced the principles of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) since the late 1960s and early 1970s. By one definition, IPM is the “utilization of all suitable techniques and methods in as... more »

Stink bug hits Mid-Atlantic apples hard

Mid-Atlantic apple growers lost $37 million last year from damage caused by the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB), according to an estimate released April 12 by the U.S. Apple Association.The damage estimate was developed at... more »

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