Chestnuts News Archive

May, 2013

  • Michigan chestnut update – May 31, 2013

    May 31, 2013 | Erin Lizotte | Warmer days and rainfall over the past week caused significant leaf expansion in chestnuts, particularly further north along the Lake Michigan shoreline. Growers should be preparing for the arrival of potato leafhoppers this week.

  • Potato leafhoppers likely to arrive in chestnut orchards soon

    May 31, 2013 | Erin Lizotte | With the stormy weather the last few days and more in the forecast, potato leafhoppers are likely to arrive in Michigan soon. Chestnut growers should be scouting to detect their arrival.

  • Why Intrepid has use restrictions and advice for complying

    May 29, 2013 | Mark Longstroth | In some Michigan counties, growers need to know what wild plants grow in their area in order to use Intrepid insecticide.

  • Accessing growing degree days with Enviro-weather

    May 23, 2013 | Beth Bishop | Understanding and using accumulated growing degree days can help you know when to expect pests. This is one of the services Enviro-weather offers Michigan growers.

  • Michigan chestnut update – May 17, 2013

    May 17, 2013 | Erin Lizotte | Chestnut development continues around Michigan with variable levels of damage reported from the cold snap.

  • Michigan chestnut update – May 8, 2013

    May 8, 2013 | Erin Lizotte | Chestnut trees are breaking dormancy at locations around Michigan. MSU Extension will be tracking chestnut development this season and providing growers with relevant pest management information.