West central Michigan vegetable update
In cucurbits, cucurbit downy mildew has been on the move in west Michigan.
East Michigan vegetable update
Pickling cucumber harvests are rolling. Downy mildew reports are still coming in from the Thumb and southeast Michigan. It is a good time to use Ranman or Orondis Opti on new and older crops. Orondis can only be 30 percent of the total spray program.
Phytophthora fruit rots are showing up in some areas. There are many preventative actions that can be taken to combat Phytophthora, including field selection, equipment sanitation and irrigation source selection and timing. In a field with a known problem, preventative fungicides must contact the fruit. Sprayers must provide good canopy penetration when fruit are 1, 3 and 5 inches long. Read more
Southeast Michigan vegetable update
Southwest Michigan vegetable update
For products that will potentially control vegetable pests, refer to the “Midwest Vegetable Production Guide for Commercial Growers 2018.” Read more.
Flint, Michigan, area urban agriculture update
Area growers are harvesting cucumbers, summer squash, and zucchini. Cucumbers are abundant in area hoop houses. Read more.