Midwest

Spotted lanternfly: It’s time to be on the lookout in New York vineyards

The first detection of established spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) populations in New York was one among many of the ominous events of 2020. We’ve been monitoring for this pest for a while, but now that it... more »

Heather Leach hired by Michigan’s Cherry Bay Orchards

Cherry Bay Orchards Inc. in Suttons Bay, Michigan, recently announced Heather Leach has joined its orchard team as director of crop production and protection. Born in Traverse City and graduating from Glen Lake High School,... more »

Karcher named new chair of Ohio State University hort, crop science unit

Douglas Karcher, Ph.D. an alumnus of Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, is returning to the college as professor and chair in the Department of Horticulture and Crop Science. His four-year... more »

Pest management approaches in a winter- or freeze-damaged grape vineyard

The damaging weather conditions in southern Michigan vineyards this spring have created a need for growers to consider an adjusted insect and disease control program for frost-damaged vineyards. The comments below are intended to help... more »

Periodical cicadas emerging as a nuisance to Michigan fruit growers

Brood X of the periodical cicada can soon be found throughout the Midwest including parts of southern Michigan. They may become a nuisance, but don’t expect any significant fruit crop injury. Excitement is in the... more »

MSU plans Michigan Grape Pre-Bloom Webinar on May 27

The Michigan State University Extension Grape Team will be hosting its 2021 Statewide Grape Pre-Bloom Webinar on Thursday, May 27, from 1-4PM via Zoom. This webinar is free, but registration is required by midnight on... more »

OPGMA Summer Tour set for June 29 in Bucyrus, Ohio

The 2021 Ohio Produce Growers and Marketers Association (OPGMA) Summer Tour is going to be taking place at the Market at Pickwick Place on June 29, 2021. The address is 1875 N. Sandusky Ave., Bucyrus,... more »

Produce Safety Alliance adds Midwest Regional Extension Associate

Laurie George joined the Produce Safety Alliance May 17 as the Midwest Regional Extension Associate. George received her Master of Science degree and Ph.D. in Plant, Soils and Agricultural... more »

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