Apples

Community supported agriculture gains steam

Those apples you buy at your local organic farm may not have the smooth, glossy look of those displayed in supermarkets – but they also aren’t bombarded with pesticides to “debug” them. To Josh Morgenthau,... more »

Michigan governor appoints apple committee members

Governor Rick Snyder announced appointments to the Michigan Apple Committee.“Agriculture is one of the bright spots of Michigan’s economy,” Snyder said. “I look forward to working with the leaders of the agriculture industry to ensure... more »

J1 Visas offer alternative labor source

Finding quality labor is an issue most growers must deal with. Many fruit and vegetable growers are aware of the H-2A visa program that allows U.S. employers to bring foreign nationals to the country to... more »

Wise named Fruit Man of the Year

The Michigan Pomesters recently named Michigan State University pest management researcher John Wise Fruit Man of the Year.“He is a very detail orientated person, but can still keep the overall ‘big picture’ in sight,” said... more »

Frost fans help west Michigan fruit growers protect crops

When apples popped out of trees at record levels in 2009, local farmers reaped not only high yields, but more hard-to-establish markets to sell the fruit. The Grand Rapids PressTo read more, click here. more »

The 56th Annual Fruit Crop Guesstimate

The 56th Annual Fruit Crop Guesstimate, sponsored by the Michigan Frozen Food Packers Association, will be held June 22, 2:30 p.m., at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids, Mich.The guesstimate provides a forum for growers, processors,... more »

Penn State: Looking at copper use, resistance management

Mid-March is the perfect time to start taking certain actions that can have major effects in the apple scab, fire blight and bacterial spot disease situation in your orchard this year. Here, I discuss my... more »

EPA asked for action in stink bug pesticides

Apple and peach growers in seven states this year would be allowed to use an insecticide currently not permitted in orchards to fight crop damage from brown marmorated stink bugs, if scientists are able to... more »

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