Midwest

MSU Small Fruit events suspended due to coronavirus

According to an email from Carlos Garcia-Salazar, small fruit educator, Michigan State University (MSU) Extension Agriculture and Agribusiness Institute, the MSU Extension Small Fruit program suspends all face-to-face educational programs for blueberry, raspberry and strawberry until... more »

Purdue: Don’t fear eating your fruits, veggies as virus concerns grip nation

Modern supermarkets with their many open displays of fruits and vegetables are truly a marvel and a reminder that our nation enjoys the safest and most abundant food supply in the world. However, in the... more »

Riveridge Produce Marketing creates marketing mix for Evercrisp apples

Today’s consumers have more and more choices at the grocer, including the produce department. With the volume increasing for the Evercrisp variety, Riveridge set out to create awareness around the “newer” variety with a mix... more »

Farm stress research study: Helping Michigan farmers through text messages

Farming is tough. From weather to equipment breakdowns, there are many sources of stress for farmers and farm families. Researchers at Michigan State University Extension are conducting a research study to learn more about struggles Michigan farmers experience, in... more »

Appointments set for Michigan cherry, tree fruit and beverage groups

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has announced the following appointments to the Michigan Cherry Committee, Michigan Tree Fruit Commission and the Michigan Craft Beverage Council. Michigan Cherry Committee Paul D. Hubbell, of Williamsburg, is the owner... more »

Small Fruit Production Risks Management program continues at MSU

Michigan State University (MSU) Extension, and the Michigan Food and Farming Systems (MIFFS) are inviting blueberry growers to attend the second session of the Small Fruit Production Risks Management program. This second session will be... more »

Trever Meachum receives MSU CANR Distinguished Service Award

Trever Meachum, of Hartford, Michigan, received the Michigan State University (MSU) College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) Outstanding Alumnus Award during ANR Week on March 6. According to... more »

Al Dietrich named Michigan Pomesters Fruit Person of the Year

The Michigan Pomesters co-hosted a reception with the Midwest Apple Improvement Association during the International Fruit Tree Association annual meeting in mid-February in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The social event was held in lieu of the... more »

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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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