Saskatoon berry pesticide recommendations

Insecticide, fungicide and herbicide listings for 2014 are now ready for distribution to saskatoon growers in Michigan.

Saskatoon berry pesticide recommendations

One of Michigan’s newest commercial fruit crops is saskatoons, also known as Juneberries. In support of growers, lists of suggested insecticides, fungicides and herbicides and suggested timings of use have been prepared for the 2014 growing season.

This was a collaborative effort with Michigan State University Extension small fruit entomologist Rufus Isaacs, small fruit pathologist Annemiek Schilder and weed scientist Bernie Zandstra.

Since saskatoons are a new crop to Michigan, relatively little information is known about the potential pest management problems that may be encountered. There is also limited information on the efficacy of registered pesticide products against saskatoon diseases and insects under Michigan conditions. Therefore, some of the suggested pesticide products and rates are based on recommendations from Canadian provinces and New York.

If you wish to receive the 2014 saskatoon berry pesticide recommendations, please contact Duke Elsner at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 520 W. Front St., Suite A, Traverse City, MI 49684.

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