Crop Management

Renewable energy sources now cheaper than ever

If you’ve looked into a renewable energy source – solar, wind, geothermal or other – as a way to power your farm and decided it was too expensive, you need to look again. The money-saving... more »

How to control black knot in Michigan

Black knot (Apiosporina morbosa), is a striking disease and a major disease of plum trees in Michigan. Black knot appears on the woody parts of the tree including twigs, limbs and sometimes the trunks. Black... more »

Growers can continue Belt insecticide use

Michigan State University Extension has received recent calls about using the insecticide Belt in tree fruits. This insecticide is legal to be sold and used according to the Belt label. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency... more »

Checking for fruitworms can help guide decisions in blueberry IPM

Cherry fruitworm emergence has started in southwest Michigan, and the first cranberry fruitworm moths are also being caught in a few sites. This highlights that it will soon be time for protecting the newly forming... more »

Hard freeze hit fruit orchards in April

Imagine a winter rather like this past one. A winter where February behaved like March (mostly) and March impersonated April. A delight to be sure. But not for the fruit grower with an eye on... more »

$130 million available for foundational agricultural research

The USDA is making $130 million in funding available for research, education, and extension projects to support sustainable, productive and economically viable plant and animal production systems, including certified organic production. This funding is available through the... more »

Spring climate trends changing in the Northeast

You might have noticed spring-like weather in the Northeast is arriving earlier than usual.  There is reliable evidence from many studies that conditions in the Northeast and upper Midwest have become warmer and wetter in... more »

Limit exposure by laundering clothing after pesticide applications

Pesticide-contaminated clothing needs to be treated differently than the rest of the family laundry. “Pesticides pose a potential health risk, even for the person handling and washing pesticide-contaminated clothing,” said Clyde Ogg, UNL pesticide safety... more »

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

Modern solar and storage technology can help apple packers stand out

Labor report: Fruit and vegetable growers voice concerns in 2024 labor survey

Tenerelli Orchards exits wholesale, focuses on farmers markets, u-pick

Protecting water supplies through vineyard groundwater recharge

Fresh Views: Pollinator habitats

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