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Florida growers don’t have to provide migrant housing

By Everett Brazill III, Southern Correspondent This is part of an FGN series on migrant labor housing conditions in different states. Housing in Michigan was covered in the previous issue. This story examines conditions in... more »

Variable Rate Irrigation provides precision application

VRI can be mapped out to provide the right amount of water to each section of a field. Photo: Valley Irrigation By Derrek Sigler, Assistant Editor Valley Irrigation entered into an agreement with Computronics Holdings... more »

One doesn’t have to come at the expense of the other, experts say

By Scott ChristieManaging Editor Agriculture is a naturally sustainable industry, but growers in California are finding it harder to be sustainable in light of food safety guidelines. But the two don’t have to be mutually... more »

State’s Cranberry Marshes Becoming More Sustainable, Study Says

A six-year effort by Wisconsin cranberry growers to become more involved in conservation programs and to improve water quality has led to more sustainable marsh land, the Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association announced today. Wisconsin... more »

SunnyRidge Berries a Cinderella Story

“It’s hard to believe sometimes. But it really comes down to being in the right place at the right time and having the right people to make things happen.” That’s how Keith Mixon describes the... more »

Keeping Under Cover: The Ideal Look of an Orchard Floor

In 25 years of studying the matter, Ian Merwin has seen all kinds of systems for managing groundcover vegetation in orchards. In some European orchards managed for cider apples, the grass grows like a hayfield.... more »

Technique May Solve Cherry Processing Waste

An area fruit processor may solve a growing, expensive problem: how the industry treats its water waste. Traverse City Record-EagleClick here to read the rest of the story. more »

Michigan Apple Committee Crowns Apple Queen

Kirstin Miller of Vassar was crowned the 2010 Michigan Apple Queen at the 2009 Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market EXPO in Grand Rapids on Dec. 8. She selected from a field of six... more »


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