Midwest

Michigan Pomesters schedule live apple trimming/thinning discussion for April 29

Each spring, Michigan State University Extension has held an in-person trimming and pruning discussion. Unfortunately, this is not possible in 2021 due to university protocols stemming from the pandemic. "The Michigan Pomesters feel that this... more »

Fecon restructures dealership program

Lebanon, Ohio-based Fecon has recently restructured its dealership program to better align it with how customers want to purchase their equipment and services through North America. According to a news release, the new multi-tiered structure... more »

Michigan joins USDA campaign to hike awareness of invasive species threat

The USDA declared April 2021 as “Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month,” a campaign aimed at raising public awareness about damaging invasive pests threatening our nation’s crops, forests, and natural resources. According to the... more »

Bee Vectoring Technologies grows in Midwest with three large berry producers

Bee Vectoring Technologies International Inc. today announced that the Company has tripled its sales commitments among blueberry growers in the US Midwest, signing nine growers, including three of the largest berry producers in the region.... more »

Rules extended for farmworkers amid surge in Michigan COVID-19 cases

As broad community spread of COVID-19 continues, the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) within the Michigan Dept. of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) has extended its emergency rules, originally issued Oct. 14, 2020,... more »

Illinois Summer Horticultural Field Day is set for June 10

After a year of many challenges and on-line meetings, the Illinois State Horticultural Society announced the return of its in-person Summer Horticulture Field Day at Edwards Apple Orchard West in Winnebago, Illinois. The Edwards Family... more »

Kansas peach grower puts focus on high-density output

A trained engineer has a head start in any profession in which ingenuity and mechanical aptitude breeds success. Gabe Spurgeon, manager of South Baldwin Farms near Baldwin City, Kansas, is a prime example of how... more »

2021 Michigan Blueberry Kickoff Meeting on April 13 is online

Michigan State University Extension and the MSUE Small Fruit Team are hosting this preseason webinar with updates on issues related to the early portion of the blueberry season. This webinar will deliver information on research... more »

Current Issue

Kansas peach grower puts focus on high-density output

FGN’s 60th Anniversary: Tree fruit rootstocks evolve over decades

Pear rootstocks for replant in presence of armillaria

Cover crops show effects on iron deficiency in pear

USHBC recognizes grower Tom Bodtke, other blueberry industry leaders

Technology highlights at IFTA show commercial potential

Autonomous sprayer available for orchards

Hybrid use puts Regev in ‘game-changer’ mode

Farm Market column: ‘Delighting’ the online customer ideal marketers’ goal

Notes from the Farm column: Taking out an old tree while navigating credit card scams

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Through good times and bad, neighbors help each other

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