Grapes

Michigan State University Extension to host grape grower meeting

Michigan State University Extension will be hosting another in-season field meeting on Wednesday, June 3 from 1-4 p.m., at Lemon Creek Winery, 533 E. Lemon Creek Road, Berrien Springs, Michigan.There will be lectures on pest... more »

Fruit Crop Guesstimate to be held June 24

The 60th Annual Fruit Crop Guesstimate, sponsored by the Michigan Frozen Food Packers Association (MFFPA), will be held at 2:30 p.m. June 24 at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids, Michigan.The Guesstimate provides... more »

The challenges of disease control during rainy spells

While relatively dry, cool conditions in early spring may have delayed pathogen development, recent warm, wet conditions mean that fungal and bacterial diseases are getting a jump start. This even applies to powdery mildews, which... more »

Think twice before using 2,4-D in grape-growing areas

2,4-D is a common and useful active ingredient in many herbicide products used to kill broadleaf plants without harming grasses, especially in lawns and pastures. 2,4-D is available in two forms, an ester and an... more »

MSU tips for better blueberry weed control

Blueberry growers have several long-residual herbicides available for use in first-year and established plantings. Complete weed control is critical the first year to ensure high survival rates and quick establishment. Weed competition or herbicide injury... more »

Harsh winter destroys many concord grape vines in New York

The frigid winter weather has destroyed a portion of the concord grape crop in Chautauqua County. Temperatures routinely hit below 25 degrees in the area this winter.Many local grape farms are tucked away in the... more »

MSU publishes Michigan regional fruit reports

Here are Michigan's regional fruit reports for April 7, courtesy of Michigan State University Extension.West MichiganWeather. A bit similar to 2014, spring is slow to arrive in 2015. Fruit growers tend to be pleased with... more »

Grape buds injured in northwest Michigan for second year in a row

A year ago, when reports came out on severe winter kill to wine grape buds in northwest Michigan, everyone assumed that such unprecedented cold would not likely happen again. Unfortunately, the assumption was wrong. The... more »

Weekly IPM meetings start in SW Michigan

Weekly Monday fruit integrated pest management (IPM) meetings are held for fruit growers in southwest Michigan every Monday in April (starting April 13) through the end of June.Michigan State University Extension fruit educators Mark Longstroth,... more »

April declared ‘Michigan Wine Month’

April has been declared “Michigan Wine Month” to honor our state’s wide selection of quality wines and the wine industry’s significant contribution to the economy, Gov. Rick Snyder said.The number of wineries in the state... more »


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