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Marissa Schuh is a commercial vegetable production educator covering multiple counties in southeast Michigan. Through Michigan State University Extension, she works with commercial vegetable producers, regardless of size or target market, to develop and maintain production strategies that are profitable and sustainable. She meets one-on-one with producers to perform pest and disease scouting and identification, as well as provides consultation on production concerns. She also reports on timely emergent issues, creates educational resources, and organizes programming. She has a B.A. from Luther College (Decorah, IA) in Biology and English, and an M.S. in Entomology from Michigan State University.
June 21, 2017 | Crops are flowering and fruiting, growers wrapping up planting and beginning harvesting. Things are going smoothly, but have an eye out for pests.
June 14, 2017 | Hot days and nights dry out topsoil and boosts degree day counts.
June 7, 2017 | Dry weather allows for planting and weed control measures, but cool temperatures are slowing plant growth.
May 31, 2017 | Waiting for things to dry out on your operation? You aren’t alone! Catch up on the status of diamondback moth, true armyworm, and seedcorn maggot in southeast Michigan.
May 24, 2017 | Dry conditions have planting and field preparation rolling on with few issues.
May 18, 2017 | Warm weather has planting and field prep moving along rapidly. Be on the lookout for black cutworm, especially in weedy fields.
May 17, 2017 | Black cutworm and true armyworm have been caught in relatively high numbers across the Midwest, including Michigan. Learn more about determining risk and scouting in your sweet corn plantings.
May 10, 2017 | After a rainy weekend and freezing temperatures earlier this week, most plantings have come out OK and more planting is underway.
May 3, 2017 | After a burst of field activity last week, chilly and rainy weather has moved in and will likely hold into the weekend.
April 26, 2017 | A wet spring hasn’t hindered growers, as field preparation and planting occurs (just remember pests and disease are similarly unhindered).