Midwest

Spotted lanternfly on the move in Indiana

Seen in July in Indiana’s Huntington County, the invasive spotted lanternfly has officially migrated to northern Indiana, just one year after its initial sighting in Switzerland County. Cliff Sadof, professor of entomology and Purdue Extension... more »

MSU names director of Institute for Agricultural Technology

Michigan State University has selected a new director for its Institute for Agricultural Technology (IAT), which offers agricultural educational programs to graduates through industry-specific training. Jennifer Rivera starts in the role Jan. 1. She’s been... more »

Corteva Agriscience celebrates expansion in Michigan

Corteva Agriscience leaders and employees, along with community members from the Great Lakes Bay Region, recently gathered to celebrate the completion of a $242 million capital investment project. The Aug. 11 event in Midland, Michigan,... more »

Robot weeding demonstrations, expo, offered at field day

The Midwest Mechanical Weed Control Field Day, the nation’s largest field day focused on mechanical weed control, is returning to an in-person event. The field day, which includes an expo and demonstrations, is Sept. 14,... more »

USDA predicts slight growth in 2022 fresh, processing apple crops

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is projecting the 2022 apple crop to increase 3% from 2021 production, despite an anticipated dip in Washington volume because of a wet, windy and colder than usual spring. New... more »

Michigan confirms spotted lanternfly detection

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) has confirmed the state’s first detection of spotted lanternfly. A small population of the pest was detected in Pontiac in Oakland County, with the U.S. Department of Agriculture... more »

Spotted lanternfly hits northern, southern Indiana

Spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) was found in late July in Huntington, Indiana. This federally regulated invasive species is a serious new pest that harms plants by slowing their growth and reducing fruit production, especially in... more »

MSU Extension to host its first blueberry field day

The Michigan State University Extension blueberry team is hosting its first field day on Aug. 24. The event will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Trevor Nichols Research Center in Fennville, Michigan.... more »

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