Midwest

Trellis systems, events helped by Michigan Tree Fruit Commission mini-grants

Evaluating alternative building materials for trellis systems, providing support to Michigan State University Extension field staff to monitor orchards throughout the season and providing the resources for virtual and hybrid programming were goals of two... more »

FreshEdge expands with City Produce acquisition

FreshEdge, a family of produce and specialty food companies, has acquired fresh food distributor City Produce, headquartered in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. For many years, City Produce has been serving North Central Florida, the Florida... more »

Appointments made to Michigan Cherry Committee, Tree Fruit Commission

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently announced the following appointments to the Michigan Cherry Committee and Michigan Tree Fruit Commission. Michigan Cherry Committee Dave Hackert, of Ludington, is the vice president of Indian Summer Co-op where... more »

EPA clarification on non-food uses of chlorpyrifos

In the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final rule, effective Oct. 29, 2021, EPA revoked all tolerances for residues of chlorpyrifos for all food and feed commodities. After the tolerances expired on Feb. 28, 2022,... more »

Missouri growers urged to watch for spotted lanternfly

While not yet detected in Missouri, spotted lanternfly remains a concern for vineyards, certain trees and specialty crops as it continues to spread west. If spotted lanternfly (SLF) reaches Missouri, early detection and insecticide control... more »

Eckert’s to host Illinois Summer Horticultural Field Day in June

The Illinois State Horticultural Society has announced the annual Summer Horticulture Field Day at Eckert’s Belleville Farm in Belleville, Illinois. The Eckert family is proud to invite guests to tour their farm and agritainment operation... more »

Michigan Statewide Grape Spring Kickoff hybrid meeting is April 29

Michigan State University Extension and Parallel 45 Vines & Wines (P45) are excited to welcome grape growers from all over Michigan and the Midwest to the 2022 Michigan Statewide Grape Kickoff Hybrid Meeting on April 29 from 9... more »

MSU Entomology’s new Pollinator Performance Center comes together

In March, builders began to convert an existing facility on Michigan State University Campus farms into the new MSU Pollinator Performance Center. A partnership among the Department of Entomology, Michigan State University (MSU) AgBioResearch and MSU Extension provided... more »

Current Issue

May 2022 issue of Fruit Growers News

IFG adds cherry focus to influence industry progression

Growers feel fertilizer, input cost crunch

Research station trees boosted by Michigan group

Grower, researcher look at the viability of FruitScout

Texas vineyard succeeds in hostile growing climate

Farm Market column: Project shows markets are essential businesses

Ag Labor Review column: Heat is on to keep protecting workers on the farm

Notes From the Farm column: Apparel upgrades, reader questions keep one busy

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