Blueberries

Golden arches may be golden ticket for Michigan produce

It was a whirlwind day at Dietrich Orchards in Conklin, Mich., recently, when the governor, state and local leaders, produce industry representatives and lots of Michigan McDonald’s franchisees turned out for a news event kicking... more »

2012 Fruit Crop Guesstimate: Some fare well, others don’t

Record-breaking warm temperatures in March, followed by a series of freezes, savaged Michigan’s tree fruit crops this spring, along with crops in other Eastern states. Western states, however, fared better.Speakers went over the numbers June... more »

Audits, E-Verify cloud labor picture

Will growers find enough workers to harvest their crops in 2012? It’s tough to predict, but based on information from a smattering of different crops in different regions, it looks like the labor supply should... more »

Save IR-4

The Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) – which works with EPA to register pest control products for specialty crops – might not live to see its 50th birthday. In February, the Obama administration released... more »

Ice can save your blueberries during a freeze

When the mercury drops below freezing, blueberry growers may want to try turning on the sprinklers, said Mark Longstroth, a small fruit Extension educator with Michigan State University (MSU). Like other plants, blueberries responded to... more »

Scout and spray to control mummyberry

For blueberry growers, mummyberry can lead to frightening losses if not managed properly. Mummyberry is a fungus that overwinters in the previous year’s berries that fell on the ground, according to Washington State University’s blueberry... more »

Ice can save your blueberries during a freeze

When the mercury drops below freezing, blueberry growers may want to try turning on the sprinklers, said Mark Longstroth, a small fruit Extension educator with Michigan State University (MSU).Like other plants, blueberries responded to the... more »

MSU launches reformatted blueberry website

The MSU Blueberry Team has moved to a new format for information delivery, the Michigan Blueberry Facts website. The MSU Blueberry Team faced a dilemma in 2011. Grant funding for the MSU Blueberry Newsletter had... more »

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