Fruit & Nuts News Archive

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August, 2014

  • Michigan hop update – July 31, 2014

    August 1, 2014 | Erin Lizotte | Two-spotted spider mite populations are high and growers should carefully monitor for this pest that can affect cone quality and act as a contaminate pest at harvest. Potato leafhopper and downy mildew continue to be observed.

  • Michigan chestnut update – July 31, 2014

    August 1, 2014 | Erin Lizotte | European red mite populations are building in area orchards and potato leafhopper damage is becoming more apparent. Growers should be scouting for these pests regularly and monitoring pressure.

  • Time to scout for chestnut blight on European and Japanese hybrid cultivars

    August 1, 2014 | Dennis Fulbright | ‘Colossal,’ ‘Nevada,’ ‘Precoce Migoule’ and other cultivars are susceptible and should be checked for chestnut blight cankers in July.

  • Michigan brown marmorated stink bug report for August 1, 2014

    August 1, 2014 | Julianna Wilson | We are back to no brown marmorated stink bug detections this week as the statewide monitoring program continues in fruit and vegetable production areas across Michigan.

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