EPA revokes registration of Enlist Duo herbicide

According to Midland Daily News, EPA has revoked the registration of Enlist Duo, a combination of glyphosate and 2,4-D created by Dow AgroSciences for the next generation of genetically engineered crops. Enlist Duo was initially approved for use a... more

Online course develops food safety plan for North Carolina growers

North Carolina State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis has developed a web-based course, free to North Carolina farmers, that will culminate in the development of a food safety plan. A written ... more

Ag coalition urges Congress not to cut crop insurance

A coalition of 49 groups representing farm interests, equipment manufacturers, banks, insurance companies, credit lenders and other entities is urging Congressional leadership to not cut crop insurance or other farm programs through the omnibus appro... more

Honeycrisp prices up; total apple dollars down

Retail prices for the consumer favorite Honeycrisp apple rose in October 2015, yet the total dollars apples contributed to the produce department fell by half a percent when comparing the same four weeks from 2014, according to a Stemilt analysis of ... more

Florida Postharvest Horticulture Tour Feb. 29-March 4

The Florida Postharvest Horticulture Tour brings participants “up-close and personal” to learn how fresh subtropical, tropical and temperate fruits, vegetables and ornamental crops are handled. With exclusive, behind-the-scene visits hosted by t... more

Poster requirements can be daunting for ag employers

Employers must often keep up with a variety of required government posters at their orchards, farms or other places of business, which can be daunting at times. Private poster services can be helpful by selling a grower a large poster th... more

Michigan Grape & Wine Conference Feb. 24-26

The Michigan Grape & Wine Conference will be held for the first time in southwest Michigan, Feb. 24-26 at the Kalamazoo Radisson Plaza Hotel & Suites. The conference will be the hosting center for the Northern Grapes Symposium annual meeting ... more

Pruning mature trees in a semi-dwarf apple orchard

Apples are a long-lived perennial crop, thus most fruit farms have several blocks of trees that vary in age and size. Many orchard enterprises have adopted intensive (≥ 518 trees per acre) orchard systems over the past 25 years. However, blocks of ... more

Free webinars will discuss latest FSMA final rules

Produce industry members will have an opportunity to interact with FDA and ask questions about three final Food Safety Modernization Act rules and their implementation requirements via two free webinars. Each of the 90-minute webinars is hosted by Pr... more

Bush named Grape and Wine program manager for Michigan

Peter Anastor, Division Director, Agriculture Development Division of the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Devleopment (MDARD), has announced that Karel Bush has been selected as the Grape and Wine Program Manager on the staff of the Agr... more

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