Growers say Ohio apple harvest is at least average

Despite a challenging growing season complete with heavy spring rains, most local apple growers look to be on track for an average to above-average year as they harvest the bountiful fall fruit."Things look real good.... more »

Special events scheduled for Great Lakes EXPO

The 2011 Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market EXPO includes many special events. Here are some of them. Midwest Pickle Association, Pickle & Pepper Research Committee (members only) Tuesday, Dec. 6, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.... more »

Fruit growers have a lot to learn at the 2011 Great Lakes EXPO

This year’s Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market EXPO will offer a variety of educational sessions and special events. There should be something of interest for everyone attending. The 2011 EXPO is scheduled for... more »

President’s visit a boost for Illinois farm market

Bruce was knee-deep in vines, picking watermelons, when his cellphone rang. “Is this Bruce Curry?” a voice asked. “Yes,” Bruce affirmed. “Mr. Curry, I’m calling from the White House.” “You mean the one in Washington,... more »

Washington apple, pear growers vote to fund research

Apple and pear growers who pay assessments to the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission recently voted to pass a special assessment that will raise $27 million over the next eight years. The goal of the... more »

Legislation would allow Michigan farmers to shoot more deer with fewer hassles

Dave Grabemeyer watches the deer in his farm fields near Sisters Lake nibble off the tops of young soybean plants, then come back for more when the plants try to recover with new growth. If... more »

SweeTango lawsuit settled

A legal tango over a sweet Minnesota apple is leaving a bitter taste.After a year-long tussle, a group of disgruntled Minnesota apple growers and the University of Minnesota have agreed to end their battle over... more »

Honeycrisp storage for 2011

It’s very well recognized that Honeycrisp fruit are quite sensitive to the low temperatures commonly used for apple storage. Storage at 38°F helps to reduce the disorders of soft scald and soggy breakdown. Holding the... more »

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