Midwest

MSU stresses importance of spring herbicide application in fruit trees

Effectively managing weeds is critical and one of the most important steps in the production of fruit trees. Weeds can directly impact fruit yield and quality by competing with trees for water, nutrients and light.... more »

Spring 2020 Michigan State University Tree Fruit Webinar Series scheduled

The Spring 2020 Michigan State University (MSU) Tree Fruit Webinar Series will include presentations on pest management and horticultural topics as well as time for attendees to ask questions. The webinars are free of charge... more »

N95 masks donated by Herbruck’s Poultry Farm in Michigan

Herbruck's Poultry Ranch Inc. of Saranac, Michigan, is donating masks during the coronavirus pandemic. The company made the following posting on its Facebook page. "Our front-line medical workers are putting their lives on the line... more »

Plant and soil service labs open during COVID-19 shutdowns

Michigan State University’s Plant & Pest Diagnostics and Soil and Plant Nutrient Laboratory are still open for business during Michigan’s “Stay Home & Stay Safe” executive order with modified operations. Effective March 25, 2020, both Plant & Pest Diagnostics... more »

Jim Jedele new president of North American Raspberry & Blackberry Association

Jim Jedele, who operates Berry Hill Farm in Dexter, Michigan, was elected president of the North American Raspberry & Blackberry Association on March 6 at the association’s annual conference, held March 3-6, 2020 in St.... more »

Michigan restaurants team up with agriculture to sell food

The Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Association (MRLA) and the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) have announced a partnership that will enable restaurants to sell food and pantry items, which currently, can be... more »

Free online listings for Ohio sustainable farm, food businesses during COVID-19

Recognizing that farmers are trying to reach consumers during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) is taking steps to get the word out and is making its online searchable database... more »

Michigan Small Fruit and Hops Inventory Survey responses due April 30

The Michigan State Horticultural Society has received a $75,000 grant to use for a small fruit and hops acreage inventory and labor survey. This Specialty Crop Block Grant (SCBG) is funded through the Michigan Department... more »


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