Midwest

Cold, overnight temperatures in Grand Rapids region could impact apple crop

Over the past two weeks, the Grand Rapids, Michigan, region has seen an acceleration of growing degree day accumulation and associated bud development due to unusually warm temperatures. This was followed by cold temperatures and... more »

Most effective spray options identified for blueberry stem gall wasp

Blueberry stem gall wasp is a sporadic pest of blueberries that is native to eastern North America. This tiny wasp lays its eggs into young shoots in the spring, typically during bloom, and in susceptible... more »

How to assess the impact of a freeze on early fruit development

As the trees begin growth in the spring the buds begin to swell and lose the ability to withstand cold temperatures. As the buds develop, warmer and warmer temperatures (still below freezing) can damage them.... more »

Eric Hanson Receives NARBA 2021 Distinguished Service Award

Retired Michigan State University professor and Extension specialist Eric Hanson was recently presented the North American Raspberry and Blackberry Association's Distinguished Service Award. This award was presented during the North American Raspberry & Blackberry Association’s... more »

Michigan Craft Beverage Council shares 2020 Grape and Hop Inventory results

The results of the 2020 Michigan Grape and Hop Inventory are promising for Michigan’s craft beverage industry. There are 3,375 wine grape acres in Michigan maintained by 257 farms, and 670 hop acres maintained by... more »

Holland joins University of Wisconsin fruit team

Leslie Holland is the new University of Wisconsin (UW) Extension fruit pathologist. She joined the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Plant Pathology and the UW Fruit Team in August 2020. Leslie... more »

Researchers ponder presence of cranberry false blossom

Cranberry growers are seeing a reemergence of a disease that was a serious problem in the early 1900s but rarely observed after about 1940. Cranberry false blossom nearly decimated cranberry production in some U.S. cranberry... more »

Entomologist Larry Gut honored with MSU’s Beal Outstanding Faculty Award

The Michigan State University Office of the Provost announced March 25 Larry J. Gut has been awarded a 2020 Beal Outstanding Faculty Award. Recipients are chosen based on continued excellence throughout their appoint at MSU.... more »

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Kansas peach grower puts focus on high-density output

FGN’s 60th Anniversary: Tree fruit rootstocks evolve over decades

Pear rootstocks for replant in presence of armillaria

Cover crops show effects on iron deficiency in pear

USHBC recognizes grower Tom Bodtke, other blueberry industry leaders

Technology highlights at IFTA show commercial potential

Autonomous sprayer available for orchards

Hybrid use puts Regev in ‘game-changer’ mode

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National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Through good times and bad, neighbors help each other

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