Midwest

Stone fruit IPM guide for beginners available online

Stone Fruit IPM for Beginners educates new growers by laying the foundation for integrated pest management (IPM) of stone fruit pests and diseases. This guide provides examples of IPM practices used in commercial stone fruit production... more »

Leonard ‘Slim’ Flamm of Illinois dies at the age 84

Leonard “Slim” Flamm, 84, of Cobden, Ilinois, died on June, 19, 2019.  Flamm was the fourth generation of the family operating Flamm Orchards. Mr. Flamm's obituary follows: Leonard Flamm was born to Leonard L. Flamm Sr. and... more »

CSA lists guide operators to meet demand at Coneflower Farm

Preference lists filled out by their customers guide Dennis Zehr and Ellen Davis-Zehr of Coneflower Farm near Princeton, Illinois, to grow and deliver produce that best meets the members’ needs. That’s important because Princeton is... more »

Southwestern Michigan peaches, other crops crimped by polar vortex

The peach crop in southwestern Michigan was nearly wiped out by the polar vortex that sent temperatures plummeting to minus 20 degrees for a couple of nights at the end of January and appears to... more »

Funds available to replant fields infested by blueberry stem gall wasp

Blueberry stem gall wasp has become a challenging insect pest for Michigan growers to control in a few susceptible cultivars, leading to significant plant and yield loss in some fields. To assist growers with transitioning... more »

US cherry growers’ fight against cheap imports progresses

The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) June 6 determined that there is a reasonable indication that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of dried tart cherries from Turkey that are... more »

Michigan Fresh Marketing, BelleHarvest merge sales

Two Michigan apple markers are merging their sales operations. BelleHarvest of Belding, and Michigan Fresh Marketing in Grand Rapids announced in early June that they created a strategic sales alliance that will sell and market... more »

Michigan’s Klackle Orchards becomes Frugthaven Farm

Klackle Orchards of Greenville, Michigan, is Klackles no more after an auction split up the land and handed the keys over to new owners. While the 500-acre apple orchard is now just 75 acres, the... more »


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