Apples News Archive

March, 2015

  • Crop response to daylength and its role in fertilizer applications

    March 30, 2015 | Ron Goldy | Photoperiodism is the term given to a plant’s ability to respond to changing daylength. Knowing how your crop responds to daylength should influence how you apply fertilizer, especially nitrogen.

  • Spring tree fruit meeting April 1 in Flint

    March 26, 2015 | Bob Tritten | Tree fruit growers will hear a variety of presentations designed to help prepare them for the 2015 growing season and obtain high-quality fruit crops.

  • 2015 Fruit insecticide registration update

    March 25, 2015 | John Wise | Summary of insecticide and miticide label additions, clarifications and corrections to the 2015 Michigan Fruit Management Guide (E-154).

  • Using Enviro-weather’s regional overnight temperature report during cold events

    March 5, 2015 | Mark Longstroth | 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?

    March 3, 2015 | Mark Longstroth | 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.