Crop conditions all over Michigan improved after some welcome rains arrived last week. USDA statistician Marlo Johnson says despite the additional precipitation, the latest US Drought Monitor continues to show Menominee County and the central lower peninsula as abnormally dry and counties in east-central Michigan along with the thumb region in moderate drought.
The tart cherry harvest is complete in the west central region, and continues in the northwest. Apples are developing nicely, and peaches will be ready to harvest along with some early apple varieties in about three weeks. The mid-season blueberry harvest is winding down. The zucchini and onion harvest is underway, and watermelons are now getting to market.