Midwest

Apples4Ed grant funds deaf school’s snack station

The U.S. Apple Association (USApple) on May 7 presented students at the Michigan School for the Deaf with a $4,000 Apples4Ed grant. The Michigan School for the Deaf was founded in 1848 by an act... more »

MSU Extension adds Reinke as fruits, vegetables IPM educator

Mike Reinke is the new IPM Educator for fruits and vegetables based in Berrien County and housed at the Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center. Within Michigan State University's (MSU) Extension’s Agriculture and Agriculture Business... more »

OSU’s Mansfield Microfarm Project will aid economy, supply local produce

The Ohio State University at Mansfield is launching an urban sustainable food-system project that will increase area residents’ access to fruits, vegetables and other specialty crops while supporting the local economy. The project, developed and... more »

Milwaukee vocational school awarded Apples4Ed Grant

The Northwest Opportunities Vocational Academy (NOVA) in Milwaukee has been awarded an Apples4Ed grant by the U.S. Apple Association (USApple) to provide funding for the creation of a student-managed agricultural area at the school. The... more »

Field development biologist Peck joins Vestaron

Daniel Peck, Ph.D., is the most recent team member to join Kalamazoo, Michigan-based Vestaron Corp. As a field development biologist, Peck began orientation by meeting the R&D team in Kalamazoo the week of April 15.... more »

Certis Introduces AgriPhage-Fire Blight to fight resistance for apples, pears

OmniLytics Inc. in coordination with Columbia, Missouri-based Certis USA has introduced a new tool in the fight against fire blight (Erwinia amylovara), releasing AgriPhage-Fire Blight for targeted use on apple and pear crops in Washington,... more »

OMEX Agrifluids adds sales reps to handle eastern US, Great Lakes regions

. OMEX Agrifluids, a worldwide producer of liquid crop production inputs, has added two new members to its eastern U.S. sales team. Rock Klenk is the territory manager for... more »

ReTain trial conducted in Balaton tart cherry and Regina sweet cherry

The plant growth regulator ReTain reduces ethylene production in cherry flowers and delays flower senescence. In this Michigan State University Extension trial, we tried to improve fruit set in the light yielding cherry varieties, Balaton tart cherry and Regina... more »


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