Blueberries

Members appointed to blueberry council

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has appointed nine members and their alternates to serve on the national U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council. Each representative will serve a three-year term of office beginning Jan.1.Members appointed include producers... more »

Minimum wage hike will hurt California growers

On top of all the other pressures California fruit growers are facing – rising input costs, labor shortages and tightening water supplies – they are now looking at a $2-per-hour hike in the state’s minimum... more »

Crop insurance deadline nears for Michigan growers

USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) reminds Michigan fruit growers interested in buying a new federal crop insurance policy, or making changes to an existing policy, to do so by the Nov. 20 sales closing date.... more »

Michigan wetlands law awaits EPA review

While Public Act (PA) 98 was signed into law in July and maintains the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) ability to regulate agricultural development on wetlands, its status remains in limbo awaiting federal EPA... more »

MSHS head touts benefits of research

With numerous challenges facing fruit growers, an organization founded on the concept of “awakening a larger interest in Michigan’s horticultural possibilities” has plenty of opportunities to make an impact. Larry Bodtke, the new president of... more »

MSHS head touts benefits of research

With numerous challenges facing fruit growers, an organization founded on the concept of “awakening a larger interest in Michigan’s horticultural possibilities” has plenty of opportunities to make an impact. Larry Bodtke, the new president of... more »

Berry growers face a challenging time managing SWD

Weather conditions that created the largest blueberry crop in the last three year have also provided ideal environmental conditions for growth and development of large populations of spotted wing Drosophila (SWD) that in a matter... more »

Researchers eye high-density cherry harvest

Michigan researchers continue to explore the potential for establishing high-density systems for tart cherry hedgerow production that can lead to more effective over-the-row harvests. Part of the process has involved the planting of Montmorency trees... more »

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