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  • Michigan’s Right To Farm celebrates 30 years

    October 5, 2011 | Wayne Whitman, Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, and Roberta Osborne | The Right to Farm Act affects everyone. A wide variety of crop and livestock production strengthens our farm economy and helps to enhance the natural environment.

  • Michigan apple maturity reports – October 5, 2011

    October 5, 2011 | Each week, MSU Extension educators test apples for maturity in their region and report the status.

  • Why does apple fruit drop prematurely?

    October 5, 2011 | Amy Irish-Brown, Phil Schwallier, Bill Shane and Bob Tritten | Knowing some of the factors that can cause premature apple drop can help prevent this serious threat to some Michigan varieties.

  • Michigan apple maturity reports – September 28, 2011

    September 28, 2011 | Each week, MSU Extension educators test apples for maturity in their region and report the status.

  • Doesn’t the cold just frost your apples?

    September 28, 2011 | Amy Irish-Brown, Nikki Rothwell, Phil Schwallier, Bill Shane and Bob Tritten | Frost or freezing temperatures can cause fruit drop in apples. A stop drop application like NAA may be needed, so be aware of temperatures across the orchard and pay special attention to frost pockets.

  • The nuances of stop drop applications in apples

    September 28, 2011 | Amy Irish-Brown, Nikki Rothwell, Phil Schwallier, Bill Shane and Bob Tritten | NAA can be used as a stop drop application near harvest time to delay fruit drop, but watch moisture and temperatures.

  • Michigan apple maturity reports – September 21, 2011

    September 21, 2011 | Each week, MSU Extension educators test apples for maturity in their region and report the status.

  • Russeting, microcracks and moisture loss in apples in 2011

    September 21, 2011 | Randy Beaudry | A large number of fruit are struggling with skin defects, making them prone to excessive water loss in storage. Monitoring the propensity of fruit samples being pulled from storage may not be a bad idea.

  • Michigan apple maturity reports – September 14, 2011

    September 14, 2011 | Each week, MSU Extension educators test apples for maturity in their region and report the status.

  • Honeycrisp storage for 2011

    September 13, 2011 | Randy Beaudry | As we head into the Honeycrisp harvest season, and a big crop at that, it’s time to consider what might be the best strategy for your Honeycrisp storage.

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