Crop Management

Things to consider when renting bees for crop pollination

Back in the day, each farm would keep a few bee hives to help ensure proper pollination of their crops. Adequate pollination is critical for maximizing the quantity of a crop and ensuring the best... more »

N95 masks donated by Herbruck’s Poultry Farm in Michigan

Herbruck's Poultry Ranch Inc. of Saranac, Michigan, is donating masks during the coronavirus pandemic. The company made the following posting on its Facebook page. "Our front-line medical workers are putting their lives on the line... more »

Coronavirus best management practices for horticultural crop producers

As a horticultural crop producer, you are approaching your busiest time of year and the COVID-19 outbreak may impact your ability to source inputs, engage workers and/or operate your business in a normal fashion. While... more »

Plant and soil service labs open during COVID-19 shutdowns

Michigan State University’s Plant & Pest Diagnostics and Soil and Plant Nutrient Laboratory are still open for business during Michigan’s “Stay Home & Stay Safe” executive order with modified operations. Effective March 25, 2020, both Plant & Pest Diagnostics... more »

Biobest becoming an option for cherry pollination

Due to a range of circumstances, the pollination of cherries is becoming increasingly complex. Bumblebees provide the best results and Biobest supplies them in highly practical hives resistant to all kinds of weather conditions. Cherry... more »

Fresh fruits and vegetables: a long storage solution to limit waste

JMT US, LLC offers storage and shipping solutions to help the fruit and vegetable sectors enhance their sales while providing better end products to consumers. Faced with the unprecedented situation into which the COVID-19 has... more »

Michigan Apple Committee announces 2020 research funding

The Michigan Apple Committee board approved funding for 2020 research projects this month. Research is an important part of MAC’s mission. “Members of the MAC Board of Directors select growers to serve on the research... more »

Bee Vectoring Technologies has new growers for West Coast expansion

Bee Vectoring Technologies International Inc. on March 11 announced that it has closed three new grower deals with berry producers in Oregon and Washington states. According to a news release, these new customers will use... more »


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