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May 29, 2018 | Hot weather has accelerated plant growth and dried the soils.
May 15, 2018 | Plants continued to develop rapidly with last week’s warm, summer-like weather. Rain and cooler weather was the story for the weekend.
April 24, 2018 | Fruit crops are still waiting for warm weather to move toward bloom. Fruit crop potential is generally very good.
April 10, 2018 | A chilly March has held plant development back. Plants are ready to grow when warm temperatures return later in April.
March 1, 2018 | Michigan State University (MSU) will host its third annual Agriculture Innovation Day: Focus on Fruit and Vegetable Technologies on June 28 at at the MSU Southwest Research and Extension Center
February 6, 2018 | The Michigan Spring Peach Update in Benton Harbor is an excellent meeting to learn about all aspects of peaches and peach growing.
October 11, 2017 | Most main-season varieties have been picked. A few very late-season varieties such as Wealthy, Goldrush and Pink Lady will finish up the harvest in southwest Michigan.
October 4, 2017 | Harvest of the major apple varieties in Berrien and Van Buren counties are winding down.
September 27, 2017 | Dry weather is speeding apple harvest in Southwest Michigan. Quality is generally very good for those blocks that escaped frost damage during bloom.
September 20, 2017 | Honeycrisp picking is nearly over in southwest Michigan, with Empire harvest underway and Golden Delicious harvest starting in some sites.