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April 18, 2017 | Warm weather has moved plants quickly. Peaches and sweet cherries are blooming. Insecticides should not be used during bloom.
April 11, 2017 | Bloom opened in apricots and plums during the warm weekend. Avoid spraying open bloom during the middle of the day. Insecticides should not be used during bloom.
March 28, 2017 | Plants are ready to resume growth when warm temperatures return.
October 12, 2016 | Apple harvest is wrapping up for many growers. This has been a relatively trouble-free harvest season.
October 5, 2016 | Golden Delicious harvest is nearly done and Red Delicious harvest has begun. Weather continues to be good for harvesting.
September 28, 2016 | Golden Delicious harvest is continuing and growers are putting out bins for Red Delicious. Fuji is showing advanced development, but needs cool evenings to develop better skin color and sugar.
September 21, 2016 | Golden Delicious harvest is underway and Red Delicious harvest is around the corner. Weather has been generally good for harvesting.
September 14, 2016 | Honeycrisp harvest is underway in southwest Michigan. Stink bug trap catches have increased significantly over the past week.
September 7, 2016 | Gala, McIntosh and some Honeycrisp are being picked in southwest Michigan. Growers are urged to check fruit because the ripening of some apple varieties is moving rapidly.
September 6, 2016 | Drier weather has allowed growers to get a good jump on apple harvest.