Midwest

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 »

Michigan lawmakers ask Congress to address fertilizer cost, supply

Michigan legislators have approved resolutions calling on Congress to address fertilizer price increases and shortages. Inflation and supply chain issues have led to rising costs and lack of availability of some fertilizers. On May 25,... more »

Trellis systems, events helped by Michigan Tree Fruit Commission mini-grants

Evaluating alternative building materials for trellis systems, providing support to Michigan State University Extension field staff to monitor orchards throughout the season and providing the resources for virtual and hybrid programming were goals of two... more »

FreshEdge expands with City Produce acquisition

FreshEdge, a family of produce and specialty food companies, has acquired fresh food distributor City Produce, headquartered in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. For many years, City Produce has been serving North Central Florida, the Florida... more »

Appointments made to Michigan Cherry Committee, Tree Fruit Commission

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently announced the following appointments to the Michigan Cherry Committee and Michigan Tree Fruit Commission. Michigan Cherry Committee Dave Hackert, of Ludington, is the vice president of Indian Summer Co-op where... more »

EPA clarification on non-food uses of chlorpyrifos

In the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final rule, effective Oct. 29, 2021, EPA revoked all tolerances for residues of chlorpyrifos for all food and feed commodities. After the tolerances expired on Feb. 28, 2022,... more »

Missouri growers urged to watch for spotted lanternfly

While not yet detected in Missouri, spotted lanternfly remains a concern for vineyards, certain trees and specialty crops as it continues to spread west. If spotted lanternfly (SLF) reaches Missouri, early detection and insecticide control... more »

Eckert’s to host Illinois Summer Horticultural Field Day in June

The Illinois State Horticultural Society has announced the annual Summer Horticulture Field Day at Eckert’s Belleville Farm in Belleville, Illinois. The Eckert family is proud to invite guests to tour their farm and agritainment operation... more »

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