Midwest

USApple webinar: little spring weather concern

As spring blooms move into the summer months, temperatures, drought, storms and potential late freezes can keep growers on their toes. Though high temperatures can be a concern, apple growers in the major U.S. growing... more »

Michigan tree fruit research program reapproved

With a 63% approval, Michigan’s apple, cherry, peach and plum producers have approved a referendum to continue the Michigan Tree Fruit Research and Development Program. Established in 2014, the Michigan Tree Fruit Research and Development... more »

MSU recognizes ag alumni leaders

Michigan State University College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) has recognized numerous faculty for their contributions to agriculture. Sarah Quackenbush, sales manager of North Bay Produce, received the Outstanding Up and Coming Alumni Award... more »

First Michigan Agritourism Summit scheduled

Michigan's agricultural and tourism sectors are set to converge at the inaugural Agritourism Summit and pre-summit farm tour. The event, scheduled for May 7-8 in Traverse City, Michigan, will be hosted by Michigan State University... more »

Wisconsin Cherry Board opens nominations for members

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is accepting nominations for two seats on the Wisconsin Cherry Board. DATCP is mailing nomination forms to eligible growers. Growers must sign, notarize and postmark... more »

GLEXPO Bus Tour: Where farm marketers exchange ideas

The Great Lakes EXPO Farm Market Bus Tour visited six Grand Rapids, Michigan-area locations featuring a variety of attractions, crops and products. On Dec. 4, the 132 participants packed three buses and visited Andy T’s... more »

The buzz about the coming wave of cicadas

Do adult periodical cicadas actually feed on anything? The Entomological Society of America recently published a USDA-Agricultural Research Service analysis of DNA in Brood X cicadas’ gut contents. The periodical cicadas in the genus Magicicada... more »

MSU plans blueberry sessions, field demos

The 2024 Blueberry Kick Off meeting/ Field Demonstration event is scheduled for March 6 in Fennville, Michigan. The event is designed to deliver information on research and extension projects conducted in 2023 in support of... more »

Current Issue

Cover image of Fruit Growers News (FGN) July 2024 issue.

Talking tech: New app innovations aid growers

Smart tech wipes out pests: The latest trends in spraying automation

New Geneva rootstocks to help apple growers with size, yield, disease

Georgia peach success: Pearson Farm’s six generations find orchard happiness

FIRA preview: Tree fruit tech options abound at ag robotics conference

Fresh Views: Grapevine disease management tackled

Farm Market & Agritourism: Insights from the 2023 farm markets survey

National Plant Diagnostic Network

 

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