Chestnuts News Archive

July, 2013

  • Michigan chestnut update – July 31, 2013

    July 31, 2013 | Erin Lizotte | Despite cool temperatures, burrs in northwest Michigan have almost doubled in size over the last week. European red mite infestations remain a concern.

  • Michigan chestnut update – July 26, 2013

    July 26, 2013 | Erin Lizotte | European red mite numbers have hit treatment thresholds of seven mites per leaf in many chestnut orchards. Growers should be scouting for this potentially damaging pest and managing if necessary.

  • Michigan chestnut update – July 12, 2013

    July 12, 2013 | Erin Lizotte | Potato leafhopper numbers continue to expand in untreated Michigan chestnut orchards and pollen has filled the air in northwest Michigan orchards.