Arctic apple engineers welcome scrutiny, growers’ help

Even as Okanagan Specialty Fruits (OSF) moves ahead with ambitious plans to grow its operations it’s doing so with a dedication to transparency and opening its doors to growers.

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Modes of action, product solubility key in fall weed control

“Know your weeds and have a three-year plan,” said Bernard Zandstra, Michigan State University (MSU) Extension specialist and professor in the Department of Horticulture.

A well thought-out, written plan is the best way to stay on track with a complicated herbicide program.


US signs policy statement supporting genome editing

The United States and 12 other countries have signed a joint statement of support for policies that enable agricultural innovation, including genome e... more »

Resources help veterans find extended service

Some American military veterans struggle to find a new mission after their service in the armed forces ends, but advocates and policymakers are encour... more »

US moves to protect tart cherry industry from dumping by Turkey

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, D.-Michigan, Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, said Nov. 1 a major st... more »

Dried fruit production forecasted to grow 5 percent 

[caption id="attachment_19016" align="alignright" width="351"] International Nut and Dried Fruit Council[/caption] The International Nut and Dried... more »

Harvesting grapes after fall frost

Last year, the 2017 growing season was ended with low fall temperatures and fall frost before fruit was harvested, leaving the grapevines without a po... more »

Irrigation treatment units offer alternatives to acid injections

Chemical-free water treatment systems offer a new way to deal with hard-water problems in irrigation systems and orchards. In addition to building ... more »

Cherry Marketing Institute gets MSU Key Partner Award

The Cherry Marketing Institute (CMI) received the 2018 Key Partner Award from Michigan State University (MSU) Extension on Oct. 16 at the organization... more »

Michigan wine wins world riesling competition

A Michigan wine – Black Star Farms’ 2017 Arcturos Dry Riesling – was recently named “Best Wine of the 2018 Challenge” at the 19th Annual Ca... more »

Requirements changed for fresh blueberries imported from Chile

Effective immediately, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is amending the entry requirements for the importation of fresh blueberr... more »

Rutgers joins growers to promote New Jersey wineries

Rutgers Cooperative Extension is helping New Jersey farmers thrive by revealing the uniqueness of their wines through science. Rutgers faculty and sta... more »

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