Potato late blight found in Michigan in 2015
July 24, 2015 | Willie Kirk | Growers should be treating all fields on a minimum five-day schedule in Montcalm, Gratiot, Ionia and Mecosta counties. All other growers should continue to scout on a weekly basis.
Indiana reports late blight in potato and tomato fields
July 27, 2015 | Willie Kirk | Lagrange County, Indiana, reports late blight in potato and tomato fields.
Southwest Michigan grape scouting report for July 28, 2015
July 28, 2015 | Brad Baughman | Grape berry moths are between generations, and berry infections from previous rainy periods are showing symptoms in some vineyards.
Michigan spotted wing Drosophila report for July 28, 2015
July 28, 2015 | Julianna Wilson | Summer increase of spotted wing Drosophila is in full swing in all fruit production regions in Lower Michigan. Ripening susceptible crops need to be protected.
Michigan brown marmorated stink bug report for July 28, 2015
July 28, 2015 | Julianna Wilson | No brown marmorated stink bugs have been found in traps in the monitoring network in the fourth week of trapping.
Check nursery plants and containers for gypsy moths now
July 24, 2015 | Tom Dudek | Adult male gypsy moths are actively flying and females are laying eggs. Scout nursery stock and containers to avoid a problem when shipping plants out of state.
Second generation pine needle scale has begun to hatch
July 24, 2015 | Jill O’Donnell | Pine needle scale summer generation has begun to hatch in Lower Michigan. Target insecticide applications for when most crawlers have emerged and begun to settle down.
Use Smart Gardening practices to help ward off potential tomato diseases
July 24, 2015 | Rebecca Krans | Smart gardeners can reduce the chance of tomato diseases by improving cultural practices of watering, crop rotation and good sanitation.