Midwest

Ohio Produce Growers & Marketers cancels summer tour

The 2020 Ohio Produce Marketers Association's (OPGMA) Summer Tour at The Pickwick Place scheduled for June 23, 2020, has been canceled due to COVID-19. If you registered for the event already, you will receive a full refund.... more »

Michigan grower: Food supply in danger if we don’t use immigrant workers legally

On May 13, Fox Business published the following commentary by Fred Leitz, a farmer and a past president of the National Council of Agricultural Employers who lives in Sodus, Michigan. "The novel coronavirus has given... more »

Helm Agro US Hires Brock Waggoner as Midwest sales agronomist

Helm Agro US Inc., a global manufacturer of crop protection and fertilizer products, announces the hiring of Brock Waggoner as sales agronomist for the Midwest region. Primary responsibilities in... more »

Strategies for U-pick, on-farm produce sales topic of Minnesota webinar

The University of Minnesota Extension is offering a webinar on May 20 titled "Practical Strategies for U-Picks and On-Farm Produce Sales for COVID-19." This webinar will discuss science-based management strategies to reduce risks associated with... more »

Black stem borer: An opportunistic pest of young fruit trees under stress

Young fruit trees under stress can attract black stem borers. Proper identification, orchard sanitation and timing of control measures using ethanol-baited traps will help minimize its spread. Identification The black stem borer is a very... more »

BREAKING: Freezing temperatures, prolonged risk, likely across Michigan

An air mass from the arctic will be moving through Michigan and the Great Lakes region during the next several days, bringing abnormal, potentially record-breaking cold weather to the state with several rounds of subfreezing... more »

Michigan State University schedules Pre-Bloom Blueberry Webinar for May 12

Michigan State University Extension and the MSUE Small Fruit Team are hosting a webinar with updates on issues related to the early portion of the blueberry season. This webinar will deliver information on research and... more »

What can fruit growers do if a freeze is coming?

Spring freezes are feared by all fruit growers. The risk of losing all or part of your crop focuses their attention every spring. As plants start to grow in the spring, they become susceptible to... more »


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