During the harvest season, apples from different regions of Michigan are collected for maturity testing. The data is then compiled by MSU Extension educators into recommendations for harvest and storage of the most commonly grown apple varieties. Growers use this information as guidance for scheduling harvest on their farms.
There are several sponsors that make this testing possible through monetary donations. Please acknowledge the companies and producers listed below.
2011 reports: October 19 is the last regional report of 2011
August 15, 2017 | Bob Tritten | Harvest continues for peaches and summer apple varieties, with blueberry harvest ending soon. Apple varieties are maturing earlier than predicted. Dry soils remain an issue for most of the region.
D. E. Guyer, N. L. Schulte, E. J. Timm, and G. K. Brown | Apples on the tree are generally free of bruise damage, but after traveling through a series of handling processes, apples in the retail store often show bruises.
John Wise, Rufus Isaacs and Larry Gut, Michigan State University Extension, Department of Entomology | Summary of insecticide and miticide label additions, clarifications and corrections to the 2016 Michigan Fruit Management Guide (E0154).