Last week, warm weather and scattered rain helped the crops grown in Michigan’s. The state’s corn and soybeans are near full emergence with 53% of corn in good condition and 12% excellent.
Michigan’s fruit growers were irrigating early in the week, but storms brought more moisture late in the week. Blueberries are growing rapidly, and both tart cherries and apples are sizing well. Southwestern Michigan peaches are already 1.5 inches in diameter with the pits starting to harden.
The asparagus harvest is about finished in the west central region. In the southeast, harvesting continues for broccoli, kale, collards, and radishes. Early planted sweet corn is beginning to tassel. Cucumber and melon growers in western Michigan are beginning to apply fungicide after reports of Cucurbit downy mildew being found in several fields.