Midwest

New Minnesota apple triumphs over scab disease

The University of Minnesota’s apple breeding program has released its latest apple cultivar, MN80, to be marketed as Triumph. MN80 has been released to nurseries for propagation, and growers can place orders for trees to... more »

Michigan Farm Technical Assistance Survey underway

Michigan Food and Farming Systems (MIFFS) are surveying farmers in Michigan to better understand which business technical assistance resources farmers are using and their effectiveness. According to a news release, there are lots of resources out... more »

New report lists Michigan State University as top 10 agriculture college

Michigan State University is one of the top 10 agriculture colleges worldwide, according to the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Ranking by Subject report released in March. QS, an education marketing and networking company based... more »

Certis USA adds Ivan Wollenmann to advance biologicals in Midwest region

Since the early 1990’s, Ivan Wollenmann has been working with growers, co-ops and input companies to match solutions to need. Certis USA announced March 22 that Wollenmann will be bringing that expertise to their team of... more »

West Michigan food processing incubator opens in Muskegon

Greater Muskegon Economic Development and the West Michigan Food Processing Association have announced that construction of a new food processing business incubator is complete and ready for tenants. According to a news release, the 8,000-square-foot... more »

Registration set for the 2021 Ohio Pawpaw Virtual Conference

Interested in learning more about pawpaw production in Ohio? Join Ohio State University (OSU) South Centers and the North American Pawpaw Growers Association for the 2021 Ohio Pawpaw Conference on April 17. Gain invaluable growing... more »

Ohio pesticide and fertilizer applicator recertification webinars set

Ohio growers with private applicator licenses have had fewer seats and opportunities to re-certify in pesticides or fertilizers because of COVID-19 meeting restrictions. On Thursday, March 25, they can accomplish one or both in live... more »

Bowerman Blueberries opens downtown retail location, expands farm market

West Michigan’s family-owned Bowerman Blueberries will offer its farm-fresh produce, baked goods and sweets year-round at a new cafe in downtown Holland. The restaurant will be located at the corner of Eight Street and Central... more »

Current Issue

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

Farm Market column: ‘Delighting’ the online customer ideal marketers’ goal

Notes from the Farm column: Taking out an old tree while navigating credit card scams

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

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