Fruits

Hendrickson joins USApple as manager of association services

Matthew Hendrickson will join the  U.S. Apple Association (USApple) on June 10 in the newly created position of Manager of Association Services. Hendrickson brings a wealth of experience in association and nonprofit management, including member development,... more »

Double cropping tunnel-grown raspberries can increase overall yields

Michigan State University colleagues Eric Hanson, Brent Crain and Josh Moses recently published in HortScience “Cropping on primocanes and floricanes increases yields of organic raspberries in high tunnels”. Results from this study indicate that fruiting... more »

New diagnostic methods for apple fire blight introduced

Agdia of Elkhart, Indiana, has commercialized an Elisa assay for detection of Erwinia amylovora, the causal agent of fire blight on apple and pear. Erwinia amylovora is a gram-negative, rod-shaped bacterium that causes fire blight... more »

Effects of extreme heat on blueberry pollination

During the 2018 growing season, Michigan experienced an unprecedented heat-wave on Memorial Day weekend, in late May (Figure 1). Weather stations in west Michigan reported hours-long conditions above 90 degrees Fahrenheit over that weekend. Additionally,... more »

Alaska growers featured on History channel

No roads lead to Bethel, Alaska, but for months bush pilots will leave town with boxes full of fruit and vegetables for households in villages within a 150-mile radius. Tim and Lisa Meyers have established... more »

Viticulture Field Day in Michigan slated for June 13

Michigan State University’s Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center, Michigan State University (MSU) Extension, Michigan Grape Society, and with additional sponsorship provided by Lake Michigan College Wine and Viticulture Technology Program and Certis USA will... more »

APHIS expands European cherry fruit fly quarantine in New York

Effective May 1, 2019, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) expanded the European cherry fruit fly (ECFF) quarantine to include all of Erie and Niagara Counties, and portions of Orleans County, New York.... more »

Preparing for gall wasp emergence in Michigan blueberry fields

The Michigan Enviroweather model predicts blueberry gall wasp emergence starting later this week. Blueberry gall wasp is a small insect pest that affects some of the cultivars common in Michigan, with the greatest infestation seen... more »


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