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Registration opens for Michigan Perennial Farm Ecosystem conference

The second annual Perennial Farm Ecosystem Conference hosted by northern Michigan's Leelanau Conservation District plans to educate growers about a systems approach to growing perennial crops. At the... more »

Senator tours Michigan blueberry farm to highlight SWD bill

U.S. Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., recently promoted the passage of the Spotted Wing Abatement Trust (SWAT) Act during a visit to Crossroads Blueberry Farm in West Olive, Michigan. The legislation targets spotted wing drosophila (SWD),... more »

Southwest Michigan Viticulture Field Day activities set

The 34th Annual Southwest Michigan Viticulture Field Day will include information on autonomous technology, late-season pest and disease management and other topics. The annual event is July 26 at the Southwest Michigan Research and Extension... more »

Alumnus takes lead role at MSU research center

Daniel Bacheler, a Michigan State University (MSU) alumnus, is the new farm manager at the MSU Northwest Michigan Horticulture Research Center (NWMHRC) in Traverse City. The center is part of a network of 15 MSU... more »

Vision-guided herbicide sprayer senses pesky weeds

Precision spraying has reduced total herbicide use for row crop operations compared to broadcast applications, without negatively impacting weed control or crop fitness and yield. Determining how these systems work in perennial crops, including fruits... more »

Farmers advocate for urban ag, climate programs

The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) and farmers from six states met with Congressional leaders and USDA officials to advocate for climate solutions and other issues in the 2023 Farm Bill. The delegation’s June 14... more »

Naturipe blueberry production hits summer supplies

Ahead of National Blueberry Month — July — Naturipe Farms is kicking off the summer season with promotable volumes of its flavorful blueberries from New Jersey, Michigan and the Pacific Northwest. Following a strong start... more »

Valent BioSciences highlights sustainability projects

Valent BioSciences LLC dedicated a new prairie park and solar field adjacent to its manufacturing facility in Osage, Iowa. The company also opened the doors of its facility to members of the community during the... more »

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