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
November 10, 2016 | Erin Lizotte | Unseasonably warm weather and continued grass growth may be hiding a significant amount of rodent activity. Growers are advised to scout carefully and consider mowing tall undergrowth one more time before snow falls.
November 9, 2016 | Meghan Milbrath | Heroes to Hives aims to support military veterans by teaching the profession of beekeeping. Applications to attend the program can be submitted through Dec. 15, 2016.
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).