Fruits

Southwest Michigan orchards, vineyards losing crops to the polar vortex

This past winter's polar vortex has left some significant damage to sensitive crops in southwest Michigan. According to ABC 57 News in South Bend, Indiana, now that the temperatures are starting to warm and the... more »

Grape winter injury recovery meeting April 24 in southwest Michigan

A Grape Winter Injury Meeting is scheduled from 9 a.m. -3 p.m. on April 24, at the Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center in Berrien County, 1791 Hillandale Rd, Benton Harbor, MI 49022. Commercial wine, juice and table grape growers... more »

Demand growing for US elderberries, elder flowers

Trade shows work! Midwest Elderberry Cooperative (MEC) has attended EXPO West and both the Winter and Summer Fancy Food Shows for a number of years. As a result, demand for elderberry and flower ingredients now... more »

Updated apple cropload management models are available

New versions of the Carbohydrate Model and Predicting Fruitset Model are available to apple growers. Phil Schwallier, Michigan State University Exension Educator, discussed the changes at the Spring Spray Meeting held April 16 in Sparta,... more »

Michigan Grape Spring Kickoff set for April 26

Don’t miss your chance to get ahead of this season at the Statewide Michigan Grape Spring Kickoff on Friday, April 26, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and see Brock University’s Belinda Kemp speak on cool climate red wine... more »

Company’s novel approach to marketing non-browning Arctic Apples outlined

Jennifer Armen recently presented a seminar in the University of California-Davis Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ARE) Library about her role in driving the business strategy to market the non-browning Arctic apple varieties of Okanagan... more »

Fall Creek hires Europe regional director

Fall Creek Farm & Nursery has hired Bertrand Guély as a regional director, responsible for directing the company’s... more »

Winegrape vineyards can be converted for machine pruning without replanting

Winegrape growers in the San Joaquin Valley who want to switch from hand pruning to mechanical pruning won't have to replant their vineyards to accommodate machinery, according to a new study published in HortTechnology by University of... more »


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