Midwest

Michigan tart cherry volumes return after two years

After two years of almost no crops, Michigan tart cherry producers expect higher yields in 2022. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, through its National Agricultural Statistics Service, forecasted Michigan tart cherry yields in 2022 at 159.5 million... more »

EPA expands use of ProBlad Verde fungicide

The Environmental Protection Agency has approved the expanded crop and disease uses of ProBlad Verde fungicide from Sym-Agrow, Visalia, Calofornia. ProBlad is now registered for use on cane berries, herbs, coffee, leafy greens and Brassica... more »

80 Acres Farms expands production beyond Ohio

80 Acres Farms, a vertical farming company, announced on June 14 the construction of farms in Boone County, Kentucky, and Covington, Georgia, to meet growing consumer demand for local, fresh, pesticide-free food. 80 Acres Farms... more »

Registration open for Dirt to Glass grape, wine conference

The 2022 Dirt to Glass Conference will be held Thursday and Friday, August 25-26 in Traverse City, Michigan at Kirkbride Hall. The conference will connect growers and producers from around the state and prove the... more »

Vos named new fruit crop specialist at Iowa State

The newest commercial fruit crop specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will use his extensive background in the industry to help Iowa fruit growers overcome challenges. Randall... more »

Viticulture Field Day returns to SW Michigan Research and Extension Center

The Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center’s (SWMREC) Viticulture Field Day is July 27. The Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center hosts its Viticulture Field Day on July 27. Photo: Michigan... more »

Valent BioSciences plans Iowa facility expansion

Valent BioSciences LLC plans to expand its biorational manufacturing facility in Osage, Iowa, meet increasing demand for its biorational products and the introduction of new products requiring more capacity. Construction will begin this summer and... more »

MSU Extension sets blueberry pre-harvest meeting

Michigan State University researchers and other berry experts will be presenting information at the MSU Extension blueberry pre-harvest meeting. The meeting is from 5-7 p.m. June 9 at the Van Buren Intermediate School District Conference... more »

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