Ice can save your blueberries during a freeze

When the mercury drops below freezing, blueberry growers may want to try turning on the sprinklers, said Mark Longstroth, a small fruit Extension educator with Michigan State University (MSU). Like other plants, blueberries responded to... more »

Scout and spray to control mummyberry

For blueberry growers, mummyberry can lead to frightening losses if not managed properly. Mummyberry is a fungus that overwinters in the previous year’s berries that fell on the ground, according to Washington State University’s blueberry... more »

Wisconsin cranberry growers celebrate 125 years

The Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association (WSCGA) has had a lot to celebrate lately. This year, the organization is celebrating its 125th anniversary. To note the occasion, Feb. 8 was named “Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers... more »

Making traceability work is target of industry, FDA initiatives

It can be a long journey from farm to table. And a lot of things can happen along the way. With the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) calling for an effective protocol to track and... more »

Michigan crop freeze forces Cherry Republic to order from Poland

Don’t be surprised to see the Polish flag hanging in Michigan’s four Cherry Republic stores this year.The Michigan-based retailer — which has stores in Glen Arbor, Traverse City, Charlevoix and Ann Arbor — is one... more »

New York farmers surveying the loss of fruit crops

Some farmers in Wayne County say they've lost 100 percent of certain fruit crops because of recent overnight freezes."I've never seen a spring like this in all the years," says Earl Dittberner who owns a... more »

Record cold wipes out Ada orchards’ apple, peach crops

Alvin Blok had hoped this year would mimic years past and be one of the best in his family orchard's 47 years, but a weekend cold snap appears to have nixed those dreams.Blok said record... more »

Fate of fruit farmer’s crop is in the air

If you spent the chilly nights this weekend snuggled in bed, you wouldn't have noticed a difference between 20- and 30-degree temperatures outside.But on an apple orchard, it's the difference between a healthy crop or... more »

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