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Need a few more pesticide recertification credits before year’s end? IPM webinars now available!
MSU Extension is offering Integrated Pest Management Academy Online, a series of online prerecorded webinars. Commercial and private core pesticide recertification credits are available for Michigan applicators. No registration or fees required.
Begin scouting for Asian gall wasp in chestnuts now
We are approaching the ideal time for chestnut growers to scout for Asian chestnut gall wasp. Leaves often remain attached to the galls during fall and winter, making them highly visible.
Chestnut weevil: A potential pest of Michigan chestnuts
Michigan chestnut growers should be scouting for chestnut weevil, an important emerging pest of edible chestnuts.
Chestnut resources at Great Lakes Expo and Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention
Current and future chestnut producers should check out the resources available at the upcoming Great Lakes Expo, Dec. 9-11, 2014, and the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention, Feb. 18-19, 2015.
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.