Michigan Apple Committee provides resources for eating healthier at home

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered an increase in home food preparation with more families sitting down for meals together. According to a recent study by the International Food Information Council (IFIC), this trend toward more... more »

Managed varieties persevere during pandemic

Managed apple varieties are boldly continuing their marketing efforts in a season disrupted by disease. In addition to the COVID-19 pandemic, other challenges remain: A crowded field of competing apples, non-discriminating customers and retailers trying... more »

California registers biopesticide for codling moth, oriental fruit moth larvae

BioTEPP Inc., a Canadian biotech company, recently received registration from the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) for its Virosoft CP4, a biopesticide used to control codling moth (cydia pomonella) and oriental fruit moth (grapholita molesta).... more »

Michigan Craft Beverage Council now accepting 2021 research grant proposals

The Michigan Craft Beverage Council announced Sept. 8 it is now accepting 2021 Research Grant proposals with a maximum grant award of $40,000. Proposals must be received no later than 3 p.m. (EST) on Monday, Oct.... more »

$5M project to research strategies of controlling fire blight

Michigan State University researchers are leading a $5.2 million grant to investigate management strategies for fire blight George Sundin and Nikki Rothwell will lead a USDA-funded project examining fire blight, a disease that can kill... more »

Take a virtual tour of the Northwest Michigan Horticulture Research Center

Due to Michigan State University policies related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Michigan State University Extension is unable to host in-person meetings. Unfortunately, this includes our annual Northwest Michigan Horticulture Research Center open house and annual Leelanau Horticultural Society dinner and... more »

Crunchy, complex: Cornell releases three new apples

This fall, apple lovers can look forward to three new varieties from the oldest apple breeding program in the U.S. – located at Cornell AgriTech in Geneva, New York, part of the College of Agriculture... more »

Active frost protection methods for orchards pegged in Extension bulletin

While summer temperatures are still in the 80s and even 90s, it has only been a little over four months since an April freeze event caused havoc in Pennsylvania orchards . This event proved it is never... more »

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