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FIFRA Section 24 (c) Special Local Need Aim EC herbicide label granted for Michigan hop growers
The application of Aim EC herbicide in hopyards is now permitted in Michigan, but growers will need to have a copy of the 24 (c) label in hand before application. This label is not applicable outside of Michigan.
Post-harvest hopyard management for 2014
As growers wrap up hop harvest this 2014 season, they can follow these post-harvest tips to help prepare for next year.
Michigan Nut Growers Association potluck meeting
The Michigan Nut Growers Association is holding an educational program and potluck on Saturday, October 4 at DeKleine Orchards in Hudsonville, Michigan.
Hop grower input needed
Take this brief survey on identifying obstacles to economically and environmentally sustainable hop production.
Aphids on hops reported in significant numbers
As harvest approaches, growers should continue to scout for a number of pests and diseases, including aphids.
Harvest time approaching for hop growers
Determining the correct harvest date for hops is a mix of art and science and has a big impact on the quality of the final product.
Battling downy mildew as hop harvest approaches
With cones developing in Michigan hopyards, many growers continue to battle downy mildew and should carefully consider their management programs as harvest approaches.
Spruce spider mites found in Douglas firs
Spruce spider mites are being found on Douglas fir, a species typically not infested with this mite. Check all Christmas tree species and consider that mild temperatures this summer may lead to mite populations building earlier than usual going into fall.
Chestnut growers: Mark your calendars for these two important meetings
Chestnut growers are encouraged to attend two upcoming meetings on insect and disease scouting on Aug. 27, and cultivar evaluations and chestnut blight research on Sept. 7. Both meetings are free, but require registration.
Hop scouting meeting to be held in southwest Michigan on August 18
Scouting for hop pests and diseases is critical to environmental and economic sustainability. Come learn about best scouting practices in the field.