Crop Management

Quicker cranberries: Breeding research seeks to shorten variety development process

Researchers at the USDA Agricultural Research Service’s Cranberry Genetics and Genomics Lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have made significant advances in the past year toward the development of a state-of-the-art, genetic, marker-assisted selection program... more »

Harvard fruit project included in USDA nanotechnology grants

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)announced more than $3.8 million in funding to support grants focused on using nanotechnology to find solutions to societal challenges such as food... more »

Venture capitalists, produce industry leaders to hear pitches from technology start-ups

Six start-up entrepreneurs will present their business concepts and breakout products to venture capitalists and produce industry experts on May 13 during the “What’s the Pitch?” session at Produce Marketing Association’s (PMA) second annual PMA... more »

MSU tips for better blueberry weed control

Blueberry growers have several long-residual herbicides available for use in first-year and established plantings. Complete weed control is critical the first year to ensure high survival rates and quick establishment. Weed competition or herbicide injury... more »

New Age/Landmark expands food safety offerings

New Age/Landmark in South Haven, Michigan, which provides on-site environmental, agricultural and food safety testing services, recently received Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation for Biological, Chemical, and Environmental Testing according to ISO/IEC 17025:2005, and meets the... more »

MSU publishes Michigan regional fruit reports

Here are Michigan's regional fruit reports for April 7, courtesy of Michigan State University Extension.West MichiganWeather. A bit similar to 2014, spring is slow to arrive in 2015. Fruit growers tend to be pleased with... more »

Grape buds injured in northwest Michigan for second year in a row

A year ago, when reports came out on severe winter kill to wine grape buds in northwest Michigan, everyone assumed that such unprecedented cold would not likely happen again. Unfortunately, the assumption was wrong. The... more »

Weekly IPM meetings start in SW Michigan

Weekly Monday fruit integrated pest management (IPM) meetings are held for fruit growers in southwest Michigan every Monday in April (starting April 13) through the end of June.Michigan State University Extension fruit educators Mark Longstroth,... more »

Current Issue

Kansas peach grower puts focus on high-density output

FGN’s 60th Anniversary: Tree fruit rootstocks evolve over decades

Pear rootstocks for replant in presence of armillaria

Cover crops show effects on iron deficiency in pear

USHBC recognizes grower Tom Bodtke, other blueberry industry leaders

Technology highlights at IFTA show commercial potential

Autonomous sprayer available for orchards

Hybrid use puts Regev in ‘game-changer’ mode

Farm Market column: ‘Delighting’ the online customer ideal marketers’ goal

Notes from the Farm column: Taking out an old tree while navigating credit card scams

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Through good times and bad, neighbors help each other

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