Midwest

Fourth generation takes the helm at St. Julian Winery

Michigan’s largest and longest operating winery, St. Julian Winery & Distillery in Paw Paw, has reached another milestone as the fourth generation of the founding family takes the helm. After celebrating its centennial last year,... more »

MSU blueberry expert honored for dedication

Lauded for his eagerness to help growers and the knowledge that helped elevate the Michigan blueberry crop, Michigan State University (MSU) Extension small fruit educator Mark Longstroth was honored for his contributions over almost three... more »

Cold tolerance is hot topic at Michigan Viticulture Field Day

Cold damage and the quest to predict it was among the featured presentations at the 2022 Viticulture Field Day at Michigan State University’s (MSU) Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center in Benton Harbor, Michigan. The... more »

Ridgefest updates industry on Michigan apple, cherry research

As old apple orchards are removed to make way for more valuable cultivars, apple replant disease can be an issue causing early decline of trees planted into old orchard ground. Replant disorder occurs when new... more »

Pest, disease controls keep Michigan blueberry growers busy

An online survey of Michigan blueberry growers confirmed the biggest challenges in 2021 involved insect control, with nearly 22% of respondents listing it as the top issue. But disease management challenges were quickly cropping up... more »

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 »

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Grower innovations displayed in IFTA Summer Tour

Mark Longstroth, a ‘wealth of knowledge’ for Michigan blueberries, honored

Arkansas fruit breeder’s progeny grown throughout the world

Tech helps growers produce better blueberries

Tiny wasps could add to anti-SWD pest defense plans

Pest, disease controls keep Michigan blueberry growers busy

Farm Market column: What’s the difference between markup and profit?

Ag Labor Review: Will 2022 be remembered as the Year of Ag Labor Regulations?

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