Blueberries

Powdery mildew on blueberries – not symptoms you’d expect

Powdery mildew, a warm-weather high-humidity disease, is present in some blueberry plantings. Lowbush, highbush, and rabbiteye blueberries are all affected. Symptoms on blueberries are different from those on most other plants, and could be mistaken... more »

Naturipe seeks a new blueberry harvester

Naturipe Farms is taking matters into its own hands concerning the blueberry industry’s need to improve harvest technology. The blueberry grower and marketer is challenging “creative technology minds” to innovate a better way to harvest blueberries.... more »

Wish Farms expands its Argentina blueberry program

Wish Farms announced that its Argentina blueberry program is projected to double in volume over last season. The Argentina blueberry season will span from the beginning of October to the end of November and will segue... more »

New certifications combat nursery tree viruses, costs

Fruit tree viruses cost growers and producers thousands of dollars each year, and increased expenses often get passed down to the consumer. New standards to test for viruses in fruit trees and small fruit in... more »

The Future of Farming: Over-the-row cherry harvester

Farmers have the same goal: harvest the highest quality fruit in the most efficient way. When it comes to cherries, it’s not the easiest task, but the way the fruit is picked continues to evolve.Don... more »

Fruit Crop Guesstimate shows winter’s impact

Coming off back-to-back winters that challenged Michigan growers, industry leaders gathered June 24 to guess the size of 2015’s fruit crops. “We’ve experienced two harsh winters in a row and we’re also continuing to experience... more »

USDA broadens crop insurance options for fruit producers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the expansion of crop insurance to provide additional options for fruit and nut producers. The Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO) and the Actual Production History (APH) Yield Exclusion are... more »

Michigan spotted wing Drosophila report for July 28

This is the seventh weekly report of the Michigan State University Extension spotted wing Drosophila (SWD) monitoring network. Traps in the network are baited with Trece lures and placed near susceptible crops and wild hosts... more »

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