Leslie Mertz

Making orchards less hospitable for SWD

By |May 21st, 2019|

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With a prune here and a mow there, Michigan tart cherry growers may be able to make their orchards less

Merlot up again after the ‘Sideways Effect’

By |April 16th, 2019|

Merlot back on the rise, 15 years after movie slam.

A better start for nursery trees

By |April 11th, 2019|

Research indicates container-grown nursery trees could be a better option.

How to get water right in the orchard

By |April 9th, 2019|

Researcher provides tools and tips for better irrigation management.

Moth myth explained

By |March 14th, 2019|

Traps say oriental fruit moth isn’t there, but better lure placement proves otherwise in Michigan peach orchards.

Boring into study of beetles and rapid apple decline

By |March 14th, 2019|

Link between black stem borer and collapse of young dwarf apple trees draws scrutiny from researcher.

New pesticide application method a shot in the bark

By |March 7th, 2019|

MSU researcher compares trunk injection to spray application for pear psylla control.

Bitter rot spotting in Northeast and Midwest

By |February 27th, 2019|

North Carolina researcher gives Northeast, Midwest growers a head start on fighting apple disease.

San Jose scale scuffle in Michigan

By |February 26th, 2019|

Michigan cherry growers take on San Jose scale.

Midwest faces strep-resistant fire blight

By |February 21st, 2019|

After a tough 2018, Michigan hopes to control fire blight this season.

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