Midwest

New Michigan Apple chair, Mark Youngquist, positive on future

A fifth-generation apple man with optimism for the future will lead Michigan growers. The Michigan Apple Committee Board of Directors this spring elected Mark Youngquist as its chairman. The grower-funded, nonprofit committee promotes marketing, education... more »

Properly manage bacterial induced crown gall in grapes

Crown gall is a widespread and devastating disease, particularly in cool-climate regions in the world. Agrobacterium vitis is the bacterial pathogen that causes this disease in grapevines. The species A. tumefaciens, which is responsible for crown gall in several... more »

Marrone Bio appoints John Driver as Great Lakes territory sales manager

Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBI) (NASDAQ: MBII), a producer of sustainable biopesticide and plant health solutions, has appointed John Driver as U.S. Great Lakes Territory sales manager effective immediately. Driver brings over 19 years of... more »

More than 3,000 acres of Michigan winegrapes bring industry growth

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has declared May to be “Michigan Wine Month” to honor the state’s wide selection of quality wines and the wine industry’s significant contribution to the economy. The number of wineries in the... more »

Michigan Craft Beverage Council sets research funding for 2019

The 2019 Michigan Craft Beverage Grant Funding has been announced and we look forward to supporting Michigan’s grape growers and wineries with new research and extension. Here are the lead investigators and topics from Michigan... more »

Apples4Ed grant funds deaf school’s snack station

The U.S. Apple Association (USApple) on May 7 presented students at the Michigan School for the Deaf with a $4,000 Apples4Ed grant. The Michigan School for the Deaf was founded in 1848 by an act... more »

MSU Extension adds Reinke as fruits, vegetables IPM educator

Mike Reinke is the new IPM Educator for fruits and vegetables based in Berrien County and housed at the Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center. Within Michigan State University's (MSU) Extension’s Agriculture and Agriculture Business... more »

OSU’s Mansfield Microfarm Project will aid economy, supply local produce

The Ohio State University at Mansfield is launching an urban sustainable food-system project that will increase area residents’ access to fruits, vegetables and other specialty crops while supporting the local economy. The project, developed and... more »


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