Midwest

Damage assessments pending as Michigan endures sub-freezing conditions

Despite another day of low-20 temperatures, fruit leaders say overall crop damage won’t be known for a couple of weeks. An April 22 Michigan Farm Bureau report indicated Michigan fruit growth development is ahead by... more »

Vive Crop Protection welcomes Blaine Bishop as Midwest regional sales manager

Blaine Bishop recently joined Vive Crop Protection to support Vive Crop Protection's unique Precision Chemistry products in the Midwest Region. Bishop was most recently a Product Manager at MFA Inc. Prior to MFA, he was... more »

Michigan fruit growers brace for sub-freezing temperatures

Michigan State University agricultural meteorologist Jeff Andresen has presented a weather forecast for the next couple of days. Fruit growers are being put on notice that temperatures will drop into the low- to mid-20s in... more »

High Tunnel Soilless Strawberry Field Night scheduled by Ohio State University

Interested in touring, viewing, and learning more about growing strawberries with soilless substrate? Join the Ohio State University (OSU) South Centers and the OSU Department of Horticulture for an in-person high tunnel strawberry tour. The... more »

Michigan Pomesters plan in-person 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 »

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