Midwest

Brandt acquires retail agronomy company Morton Fertilizer

BRANDT, a retailer of professional agronomic services and manufacturer of specialty input products, recently acquired a retail agronomy company, Morton Fertilizer, with full-service locations in Wyanet, Illinois and Grand Mound, Iowa, according to a news... more »

Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market EXPO goes virtual for 2020

For the first time ever, the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable Farm Market EXPO will be virtual on Dec. 8-10, 2020. “After running various scenarios, discussing options with the Amway Grand Hotel and DeVos Convention Center... more »

Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market EXPO goes virtual for 2020

For the first time ever, the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable Farm Market EXPO will be virtual on Dec. 8-10, 2020. “After running various scenarios, discussing options with the Amway Grand Hotel and DeVos Convention Center... more »

Weather conditions favorable for SWD spray applications in Michigan

Managing spotted wing drosophila in blueberries and raspberries is critical during harvest. Lower daily temperatures are an opportunity for using a wider range of insecticide products recommended for control. Currently, pyrethroids are very effective. As... more »

Michigan apple group touts benefits to digestive health

Michigan Apples can help keep your digestive system healthy, along with a balanced diet that includes many fruits and vegetables. The Michigan Apple Committee works with expert Shari Steinbach, M.S., R.D. to communicate the health... more »

Michigan order requires testing of ag and food processing employees for COVID-19

On Aug. 3, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Robert Gordon issued an Emergency Order requiring COVID-19 testing for agricultural and food processing employees. According to a news release, the order makes Michigan... more »

Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market EXPO goes virtual for 2020

For the first time ever, the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable Farm Market EXPO will be virtual on Dec. 8-10, 2020. “After running various scenarios, discussing options with the Amway Grand Hotel and DeVos Convention Center... more »

Michigan small fruit update includes SWD treatment options

Spotted wing drosophila continues as the major threat for blueberries and raspberries. Timely insecticide applications and fruit sampling after each application is critical to ensure the effectiveness of your control program. West central Michigan remains... more »


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