EXPO the setting for award presentations

Awards and scholarships were handed out Dec. 5 at the 18th Annual Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market EXPO Banquet held at the Amway Grand Hotel’s Ambassador Ballroom in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Bernard Zandstra, who has been a vegetable Extension specialist in the Department of Horticulture at Michigan State University (MSU) since 1977, was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the Michigan State Horticultural Society. Zandstra has concentrated his research efforts on developing season-long integrated weed control programs for all crops. He has worked with IR-4 (USDA Mino... more

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Arctic apple engineers welcome scrutiny, growers’ help

Even as Okanagan Specialty Fruits (OSF) moves ahead with ambitious plans to grow its operations it’s doing so with a dedication to transparency and opening its doors to growers.

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Dormant treatment tackles troublesome weeds

Cosmic Crisp launch to be ‘largest in apple history’

Klein Cider Mill takes top honors in EXPO contest

Scholarships presented at Great Lakes EXPO Banquet

Northwest Michigan Orchard and Vineyard Show agenda set

Grapevine virus testing services at MSU starts in summer 2019

Michigan counties eligible for emergency USDA loans

AgHelp streamlines labor recruiting, job availability

Where do specialty crop operations find their next workforce?

And, how does that workforce find them?

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Modes of action, product solubility key in fall weed control

“Know your weeds and have a three-year plan,” said Bernard Zandstra, Michigan State University (MSU) Extension specialist and professor in the Department of Horticulture.

A well thought-out, written plan is the best way to stay on track with a complicated herbicide program.


British Columbia shows research flair

Many of the cherries grown commercially around the world have had their origins in Summerland, British Columbia. Work continues to develop fruit varieties with specific traits and qualities.

The Summerland Research Station, established in 1914, was a featured stop on the recent International Fruit Tree Association (IFTA) Summer Study Tour based in Kelowna.

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Fall Creek announces new shared leadership

Hazel Tech completes trials with UC Davis, Gilbert Orchards

PennState hosting food safety training for growers

PennState hosting food safety training for growers

Is your farm in compliance with food safety standards? The FSMA Produce Saf... more

Conklin woman crowned 2019 Michigan Apple Queen

Celeste LeMieux of Conklin, Michigan, has been crowned the 2019 Michigan Ap... more

NCAE pushes congressional action on ag wages

NCAE pushes congressional action on ag wages

The National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) today called on Congr... more

100 attend diverse Great Lakes Expo Farm Market Bus tour

More than 100 farmers from as far away as Africa, Alaska and Quebec toured ... more

Organic Grower Summit names Grower of the Year

Organic Grower Summit names Grower of the Year

California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) and the Organic Produce Network... more

Ag Secretary Perdue names Lohr new NRCS chief

Michigan wine pioneer Bernie Rink dies at age 92

Botts lauded for service to MCFA, specialty crop producers

US, Mexico and Canada sign trade agreement

Nichino America has new insecticide for specialty crops

Congress nearing a deal for Farm Bill

California Giant expands raspberry program

Ag employers’ group seeks wage relief for US growers

USDA to invest $449M in Sacramento Valley water supply

IRAC approves new mode of action for Vestaron’s SPEAR bioinsecticide

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