Fruits

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 »

Apple grower tests harvester in real-world conditions

A mechanical harvester that’s been in development for years finally got some experience operating during a full apple-harvest season, bringing its designers another step closer to selling the machine on the marketplace. It was early... 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 »

Apple grower tests harvester in real-world conditions

A mechanical harvester that’s been in development for years finally got some experience operating during a full apple-harvest season, bringing its designers another step closer to selling the machine on the marketplace. It was early... more »

Apple grower tests harvester in real-world conditions

A mechanical harvester that’s been in development for years finally got some experience operating during a full apple-harvest season, bringing its designers another step closer to selling the machine on the marketplace. It was early... 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 »

Michigan apple industry sets shipment record

The Michigan apple industry set new shipment records two weeks in a row in October, shipping 414,702 boxes of apples the week of Oct. 12, according to the Michigan Apple Committee (MAC).“Our growers, packers and... more »

Farmers’ market sales change the way farm grows fruit

When Ben Wenk came back from college in 2006, he wanted to find a way to contribute to the family business, Three Springs Fruit Farm in Aspers, Pa. When he heard that a new farmers’... more »


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