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Adrian, Michigan 49221
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.
August 16, 2017 | Much of our area received an inch of rain or less in the last month. The dry conditions have hindered disease development, but kept irrigation systems working overtime.
August 9, 2017 | Harvest continues and pest pressure remains low.
August 2, 2017 | Cooler weather fronts moving in by week’s end will promote development of diseases like downy mildew and late blight. Sweet corn pest pressure remains low.
July 26, 2017 | Harvest continues in a wide range of crops.
July 19, 2017 | High dew points and warm, overnight temperatures encourage foliar disease development. Check pre-tassel corn for western bean cutworm, and powdery mildew and downy mildew are appearing in vine crops.
July 12, 2017 | Disease incidence is increasing and the next wave of insect pests is on the horizon.
June 28, 2017 | Downy mildew is confirmed just across the Canadian border, so get protectants on vine crops now.
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.