Chestnuts News Archive

June, 2014

  • Rose chafer has arrived in northern chestnut orchards

    June 24, 2014 | Erin Lizotte | Rose chafers have been seen throughout the chestnut producing regions of Michigan. Growers should consider that mature trees can sustain a substantial amount of feeding before any negative impacts are realized and be conservative with chemical treatments.

  • Potato leafhoppers reported on chestnuts in Ingham County

    June 13, 2014 | Erin Lizotte | Not surprisingly, potato leafhoppers have arrived in Michigan chestnut orchards. Growers should be scouting for and treating against this key pest of edible chestnuts.

  • Michigan chestnut update—June 10, 2014

    June 12, 2014 | Erin Lizotte | Rose chafer has arrived in orchards and are easily visible feeding on foliage. Growers should carefully weigh the pros and cons of treatment. Caterpillars are feeding on leaves and potato leafhopper has been reported, though not yet observed on chestnut.