Midwest

Southern Illinois Fruit and Vegetable Virtual School scheduled for Feb. 10

Registration is now open for the 2021 Southern Illinois Fruit and Vegetable Virtual School scheduled for Feb. 10, starting at 8.m. Register here. Once you have registered, you will receive an email with the link... more »

Ohio State University Extension offers Specialty Crop Webinar Series

Ohio State University Extension in Warren County is offering a webinar series as a replacement for the 2021 Southern Ohio Specialty Crop Conference that was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Website Address for Registration: https://warren.osu.edu... more »

Midwestern organic growers’ interest in day-neutral strawberries surveyed

Researchers are asking the upper Midwest’s organic growers about their interest in growing day-neutral strawberries. Unlike strawberries that produce a burst of fruit for a few weeks – in the upper Midwest, it’s late June –... more »

EverCrisp apples begin to make their mark in Michigan

Michigan apple lovers have a new variety to get excited about with the EverCrisp, a cross between Honeycrisp and Fuji. This late-season apple stores well and is long-lasting, boasting even better quality coming out of... more »

Three new sections for Michigan Apple Retail Dietitian Kit available

The Michigan Apple Committee has released new sections for their Retail Dietitian Kit to continue to assist retailers with educating their customers about the health benefits of regular apple consumption. “Our official dietitian, Shari Steinbach,... more »

MDARD names Jamie Zmitko-Somers as ag development division director

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Director Gary McDowell announced Jan. 12 the selection of Jamie Zmitko-Somers as the department’s new Agriculture Development Division Director effective Monday, Jan. 25. “Anybody who has had the... more »

Michigan blueberry grower Roger Leduc dies at age 91

Roger Leduc, 91, founder of Leduc Blueberries in Paw Paw, Michigan, died Dec. 28, at his home in Paw Paw. According to his obituary, Roger Leduc was born on Dec. 11, 1929 in Holyoke, Massachusetts,... more »

Michigan cherry farmer pushes to get COVID-19 vaccine for workers

Since northern Michigan received the first doses of the COVID-19 Vaccine almost three weeks ago, many are wondering when they will be able to receive the vaccine. According to a report by Up North Live,... more »

Current Issue

FGN February 2021

Florida breeding seeks regionally-adapted peach rootstocks

Sweet cherry evolution a decades-long journey

Growers’ group builds own research facility

Low-tech strategies for fighting frost shouldn’t be ignored

Southeast growers turning to soil moisture sensors

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Biden appointees face task of working with ag sector

Notes from the Farm column: Assess equipment to make farm operate better

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