Crop Management

Besseling makes inroads in North America cold storage

With over 1,000 CA installations in more than 30 different countries, Besseling Group is taking on North America.

Could robots replace honeybees as pollinators?

The world’s honeybee population is in a steep decline that science has, so far, been unable to reverse. Some scientists are working on solutions to the culpri... more

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Northwest Michigan frost damage being assessed

Unfortunately, northwest Michigan recorded some low overnight temperatures for the past two nights, May 7-9. During the early morning of May 8, the Be... more »

Select Max labeled for tree fruit

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved a new Supplemental Label for use of the graminicide Select Max 0.97 EC (clethodim) for use... more »

Pursue black stem borer spring management

Incidents of black stem borer injury to young apple orchards are on the rise in Michigan. Adults are attracted to stressed trees although they have be... more »

Michigan growers assess cold weather impact

Michigan State University Extension has issued an update on frost damage in "The Ridge" area near Sparta, Michigan. There were two very cold mornings... more »

Michigan frost forecast brings cautions for apple growers

Michigan State University Extension is urging Michigan apple growers to keep an eye to the weather forecast for the weekend – there are conditions p... more »

Three new honeybee health research projects get funding

Three new research proposals submitted by Bayer and Project Apis m. have received grants from Healthy Hives 2020, a $1 million research effort to impr... more »

Scientists point out agriculture is good for honeybees

While recent media reports have condemned a commonly used agricultural pesticide as detrimental to honeybee health, scientists with the University of ... more »

In pursuit of vigorous strawberry plantings

A successful strawberry planting hinges on getting the basics right at planting time. If you can pay attention to the basics, you are well on your... more »

Enviroweather improves degree-day maps

The Michigan State University Enviroweather’s “Current Degree-Day Maps” tool shows accumulated growing degree-days (base 50) across Michigan fro... more »

Saskatoon berry pesticide recommendations available from MSU

Saskatoon berries, sometimes referred to as Juneberries, have been grown on a commercial scale in Michigan for only a few years. However, this has bee... more »


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