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2024 Michigan Fruit Management Guide available

The Michigan Fruit Management Guide has been released by Michigan State University (MSU) Extension. This year’s version of the Michigan Fruit Management Guide has been released by Michigan State University (MSU) Extension. The Michigan Fruit... more »

MSU grape spring meeting focuses on season prep

Michigan State University Extension’s (MSU) grape spring kick-off meeting is scheduled to help growers prepare for the 2024 growing season. The meeting is scheduled for April 19 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the... more »

Early season reminders for grower application timings

Because there have been starts and stops to the Michigan’s 2024 field season due to weather, Michigan State University Extension reminds growers to be on top of management decisions as phenological stages are likely to... more »

BioConsortia raises $15 million to expand research

BioConsortia Inc. has closed an internal financing round of $15 million The company, which discovers, designs and licenses microbial products, plans to use the funding to finance expanded development of products designed to increase crop... more »

Simplot Grower Solutions distributes Vestaron product

Vestaron Corporation's insecticides will be available through Simplot Grower Solutions' extensive retail network through a new distribution agreement. Vestaron has developed and commercialized a range of novel peptide-based insecticides that offer an alternative to traditional... more »

Strawberry yields increased through UCCE research  

Troubled by puny plants, low yields and persistent mite problems, third-generation Southern California strawberry grower Glen Hasegawa was ready to give up on his transition from conventional to organic 12 years ago. “I’ve always liked... more »

Tech aids Salinas Valley grower Pezzini Berry Farms

Pezzini Berry Farms is using technology to combat pests and is considering other tech to improve harvesting efficiencies. Paul Pezzini, a farm market veteran who grew up in his family’s artichoke farming and retail business,... more »

Laser system controls birds 

An autonomic laser bird control system helps reduce bird pests by providing non-lethal deterrence Ensuring the safe distance of birds from critical areas is a crucial concern for businesses, including ag operations, as avian presence... more »

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