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Thursday, August 25, 2011

MSU News for Ag - Fruit 8/23/11

Brrrr, black root rot in strawberries

Aug 23, 2011 | Annemiek Schilder | Having an integration of multiple control methods is the best approach to managing black root rot in strawberry fields.

Management of botrytis gray mold in fall raspberries

Aug 23, 2011 | Annemiek Schilder | Fall raspberries are more susceptible to gray mold due to normal seasonal weather conditions. Know what symptoms to look for and which fungicides can control gray mold.

Regional reports on Michigan fruit – August 23, 2011

Aug 23, 2011 | MSU Extension educators’ pest and fruit updates for Michigan.

Apples are being harvested later than predicted for 2011

Aug 23, 2011 | Apples are maturing slower than we predicted. Several factors may be the cause.

Mustard as a cover crop

Aug 22, 2011 | Christina Curell | Utilizing mustard as a cover crop may reduce soil born pathogens in the soil

Great Lakes Cover Crop Initiative field days planned

Aug 22, 2011 | Paul Gross | Learn more about cover crops and their benefits at one of two cover crop field days held on Saginaw Bay Watershed farms September 9 and 13.

Be phosphorus smart

Aug 22, 2011 | Ned Birkey | Follow these suggestions to help prevent phosphorus-containing soils from entering lakes and streams, which can have a negative impact on water quality and oxygen levels.

Last call for fall off-campus MSU Applied Plant Science enrollment

Aug 17, 2011 | Joanne Davidhizar | MSU Institute of Agricultural Technology will conduct off-campus courses in Applied Plant Science at northwest and southwest Michigan community colleges this fall.
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