Special events scheduled for Great Lakes EXPO

The 2011 Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market EXPO includes many special events. Here are some of them. Midwest Pickle Association, Pickle & Pepper Research Committee (members only) Tuesday, Dec. 6, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.... more »

Fruit growers have a lot to learn at the 2011 Great Lakes EXPO

This year’s Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market EXPO will offer a variety of educational sessions and special events. There should be something of interest for everyone attending. The 2011 EXPO is scheduled for... more »

Washington apple, pear growers vote to fund research

Apple and pear growers who pay assessments to the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission recently voted to pass a special assessment that will raise $27 million over the next eight years. The goal of the... more »

Legislation would allow Michigan farmers to shoot more deer with fewer hassles

Dave Grabemeyer watches the deer in his farm fields near Sisters Lake nibble off the tops of young soybean plants, then come back for more when the plants try to recover with new growth. If... more »

SweeTango lawsuit settled

A legal tango over a sweet Minnesota apple is leaving a bitter taste.After a year-long tussle, a group of disgruntled Minnesota apple growers and the University of Minnesota have agreed to end their battle over... more »

Honeycrisp storage for 2011

It’s very well recognized that Honeycrisp fruit are quite sensitive to the low temperatures commonly used for apple storage. Storage at 38°F helps to reduce the disorders of soft scald and soggy breakdown. Holding the... more »

Dr. Oz accused of fear mongering on apple juice

Arsenic in apple juice! Fed to babies! And it probably came from China! Television's Dr. Mehmet Oz is under fire from the FDA and others for sounding what they say is a false alarm about... more »

Michigan’s apple crop looks good for the picking

The apples are dangling.The juices are flowing.Michigan's favorite fall activities -- apple picking and cider sipping -- are beckoning. Detroit Free PressTo read more, click here. more »

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