Midwest

Several Michigan growers named to Migrant Labor Housing Board

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Director Gary McDowell appointed 14 members to the Migrant Labor Housing Advisory Board on Feb. 4. The appointees represent five agriculture seats, five migrant labor seats, and four... more »

Workshop set on building better spray programs for vineyards in the Midwest

Are you are a Midwest grape grower and want to feel more confident about fungicide spray program design? Join us March 2 or 4, for a virtual workshop on building better spray programs for vineyards... more »

Consumers can choose apples to help stay within new dietary guidelines

The 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines were just released, and they focus on choosing healthy foods and beverages that are rich in nutrients, while staying within individual calorie limits. Shari Steinbach, M.S., R.D. the current low intake of nutrient-rich... more »

Southern Illinois Fruit and Vegetable Virtual School scheduled for Feb. 10

Registration is now open for the 2021 Southern Illinois Fruit and Vegetable Virtual School scheduled for Feb. 10, starting at 8.m. Register here. Once you have registered, you will receive an email with the link... more »

Ohio State University Extension offers Specialty Crop Webinar Series

Ohio State University Extension in Warren County is offering a webinar series as a replacement for the 2021 Southern Ohio Specialty Crop Conference that was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Website Address for Registration: https://warren.osu.edu... more »

Midwestern organic growers’ interest in day-neutral strawberries surveyed

Researchers are asking the upper Midwest’s organic growers about their interest in growing day-neutral strawberries. Unlike strawberries that produce a burst of fruit for a few weeks – in the upper Midwest, it’s late June –... more »

EverCrisp apples begin to make their mark in Michigan

Michigan apple lovers have a new variety to get excited about with the EverCrisp, a cross between Honeycrisp and Fuji. This late-season apple stores well and is long-lasting, boasting even better quality coming out of... more »

Three new sections for Michigan Apple Retail Dietitian Kit available

The Michigan Apple Committee has released new sections for their Retail Dietitian Kit to continue to assist retailers with educating their customers about the health benefits of regular apple consumption. “Our official dietitian, Shari Steinbach,... 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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