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Using Enviro-weather’s regional overnight temperature report during cold events
With one look at MSU’s Enviro-weather, you can learn a lot about the freezing conditions in Michigan. If you know where the weather stations are, it tells you even more.
What are radiation freezes?
Low temperatures often depend on atmospheric conditions and the local topography. Calm conditions allow the temperatures to drop quickly after the sun goes down. You can track freezes with MSU’s Enviro-weather.
Southwest Michigan grape update – September 12, 2014
Cool, rainy weather delays harvest and set up bunch rot diseases. Wine and juice grape growers are waiting for sugar levels to rise to begin harvest. We have the potential for a very large crop of Concord and Niagara grapes.
Southwest Michigan fruit regional report – August 26, 2014
Summer fruit harvest continues and grapes are in veraison.
Southwest Michigan fruit regional report – August 12, 2014
Soils are very dry in southwest Michigan and spotted wing Drosophila numbers are up sharply.
Southwest Michigan fruit regional report – July 29, 2014
Soils are becoming dry. Peach and plum harvests are beginning while blueberry harvest continues across the region. Spotted wing Drosophila numbers continue to climb.
Southwest Michigan fruit regional report – July 15, 2014
Blueberry harvest is gathering steam in southwest Michigan.
Controlling raspberry cane borers
Wilting shoot tips signal that this easy to control pest has found your raspberry patch.
Southwest Michigan fruit regional report – July 1, 2014
Sweet cherry harvest is peaking, raspberry harvest has begun, and Japanese beetles have appeared.
Southwest Michigan fruit regional report – June 10, 2014
Strawberry harvest has begun, grapes are blooming, cherries are coloring and birds are feasting.