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Reserve your spot on the EXPO Farm Market Bus Tour

The Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market EXPO is near, which means it’s time to register for the annual Farm Market Bus Tour. Six educational stops await tour participants on Monday, Dec. 5, the... more »

Mid-Atlantic convention features Growing Farmers leader

The keynote speaker for the 2023 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention will be a grower entrepreneur who has taught other farmers how to be successful. The show has also released information on its grower-oriented educational... more »

Advisory panel to look at Mexican exports to the U.S.

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai is not pursuing an investigation into claims that Mexico was “export targeting” Florida farmers, but said she will “pursue avenues” to assist southeastern U.S. produce growers. The U.S. Trade Representative’s... more »

FruitScout adds to board, receives agtech recognition

FruitScout, a leader in computer vision for agriculture and precision crop load management, has appointed Bryan Wilson to its board of directors. Wilson has 35 years of experience across the agricultural chemical manufacturing, crop inputs... more »

MSU develops apple fruit set prediction model

An updated apple fruit set prediction model is being developed by Michigan State University (MSU) researchers. The model was presented at the Michigan Pomesters’ Ridgefest field day in late July, with participants touring research trials... more »

Robotics Plus launches labor-saving autonomous vehicle

FRESNO, California – Robotics Plus, a New Zealand-based agritech company, launched its autonomous multi-use, modular vehicle platform for agriculture designed to carry out a variety of orchard and vineyard machine tasks to alleviate ongoing labor... more »

Paul Rood Jr., Michigan orchardist, dies

Paul Joseph Rood, Jr., of Paul Rood Orchards, 94, died in his home in Covert, Michigan, on Oct. 7. Rood owned Paul Rood Orchards, a centennial farm in the southwest part of Michigan that specializes... more »

MSU Extension presents tree fruit field day Nov. 1

Michigan State University Extension representatives will discuss their latest research at the MSU Extension Tree Fruit Field Day. The event is from 1:30 to 5:15 p.m. Nov. 1 at the West Michigan Research Station, in... more »

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From the orchard to TikTok

New Michigan Hort Society president secures his niche

Specialty crop ‘ambassadors’ take time to explain farming

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Texas conference helps growers battle pests, weeds

Tart cherry industry seeks brand protections

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New small fruit specialist joins MSU

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