Weed Control

MSU Extension to host its first blueberry field day

The Michigan State University Extension blueberry team is hosting its first field day on Aug. 24. The event will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Trevor Nichols Research Center in Fennville, Michigan.... more »

USDA expands funding of produce as medicine programs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is using $8 million to support “prescription” programs that pay for fresh fruits and vegetables to improve the health of consumers. The Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program (GusNIP) is part... more »

Nexus Robotics receives $2.6 million to advance self-driving weeders

Nexus Robotics Inc. recently received $2.6 million in grant funding to create the next generation of autonomous weeding robots. The funding, from Sustainable Development Technology Canada, is designed to help provide farmers with environmentally friendly options. "This... more »

Pest, disease controls keep Michigan blueberry growers busy

An online survey of Michigan blueberry growers confirmed the biggest challenges in 2021 involved insect control, with nearly 22% of respondents listing it as the top issue. But disease management challenges were quickly cropping up... more »

Purdue sets Fruit, Vegetable and Hemp Field Day

Purdue specialists invite small- and large-operation farmers and growers to attend the Purdue Fruit, Vegetable and Hemp Field Day. The event is from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Eastern July 21 at the Meigs Purdue... more »

BioSafe adds Alabama, Florida rep

Agricultural biologicals supplier BioSafe Systems LLC added Grant Kees to its Horticulture Division. Kees, who possesses a background in greenhouse production management, sales and irrigation system development, will represent the East Hartford, Connecticut-based BioSafe to... more »

USDA lab recognized for pandemic response

The staff members at a U.S. Department of Agriculture lab in the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service have been recognized for their response during the pandemic. The Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) program’s staff... more »

UGA fruit pathologist inducted into IPM Hall of Fame

The Southern Integrated Pest Management Center (Southern IPM Center) has inducted University of Georgia Cooperative Extension fruit pathologist Phil Brannen into the Integrated Pest Management Hall of Fame for his significant contributions to commercial fruit... more »

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PickTrace labor management expands services

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Michigan blueberry growers absorb latest tips

New small fruit specialist joins MSU

UF evaluates grapes for Florida winemaking

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