The MSU Agricultural Extension is an excellent resource for Michigan fruit growers. The following is information and links from the Fruit Integrated Pest Management Resource page at http://www.ipm.msu.edu/agriculture/fruit. Clicking on any of the links below will either download the resource from the MSU site or take you over to the extention site. To return to Ridge Quest, please use the “back” arrow in your browser.
- Apple scab
- Black rot of grapes
- Cherry leaf spot
- Codling moth in apples and pears
- Fire blight of apple blossoms
- Obliquebanded leafroller
- Oriental fruit moth in tree fruit
- Plum curculio in tart cherries
- MSU Extension’s Drought Resources
- MSU Extension’s Fruit Freeze Resources
Seasonal updates and advice
- MSU Extension News – Plant and pest management advice for commercial fruit. The search at this site includes 2006 and forward CAT Alert newsletter articles.
Enviro-weather– Weather data for making IPM and other management decisions. Models and information related to:
Pileus Project – How this year’s temperatures and precipitation compare to last year’s
- New pests: Spotted wing Drosophila and Brown marmorated stink bug
- Apple scouting guide, E-2720
- Blueberry scouting guide, E-2928
- Grape scouting guide, E-2889
- Stone fruit scouting guide, E-2840
- Identifying natural enemies for better pest control
- Using Michigan native plants and ecosystems to produce win-win situations for agriculture, communities and the environment
Some fruit growers are diversifying their farms with these two “new” crops: chestnuts and hops.
MSU Extension publications
- Michigan Fruit Management Guide, E-154
- Fruit Crop Ecology and Management, E-2759
- Conserving Native Bees on Farmland, E-2985
Search for more MSU Extension publications at the MSU Extension Bookstore.
- Multicolored Asian lady beetle advice for small fruit growers
- Cherry orchard floor management
- Orchard-A-Syst and IPM checklist
- MSU Tree Fruit Entomology
- MSU Berry Crops Entomology
Contacts at MSU Extension
Find an expert in your area at expert.msue.msu.edu
Home gardeners, please see the Community and Home section of this website.