Crop Management

West Michigan tree fruit update

April 18: The warmer weather of late has helped to move tree development at a nice even pace with no explosion of growth for the most part. Michigan State University Extension Educator Amy Irish-Brown reports the... more »

Summer crop protection planning starts now for grape growers

{Sponsored} California’s grape growing season is here — and it’s time to start planning your summer pest protection program. “Growers are faced with several disease and insect pressures in the summer,” said Leigh Ann Harrison,... more »

Reducing the risk of bitter pit in Honeycrisp apples

{Sponsored} Honeycrisp apples are the hardest to grow and the most prone to difficulties. Bitter pit, a disorder most commonly linked to calcium deficiencies in the fruit, is one of those difficulties. And it can... more »

Growers: It’s time to start crop protection planning for 2017

{Sponsored} Now that the 2016 grape growing season is behind us, it’s time to look ahead to the promise and possibility of 2017. And it all starts with early crop protection planning. “It’s important to... more »

Vigilance during season wrap up aids disease management for 2017

The 2016 season is almost in our rearview mirror. Although the fruit harvest may be winding down, vigilance is still needed for managing tree fruit diseases, especially in preparation for 2017. No rest for the... more »

Northern New York precision apple project results released

The farmer-driven Northern New York Agricultural Development Program has posted the results of recent precision apple orchard management research evaluating the impact of applying precise orchard management practices to improve the yield, fruit size and... more »

Integrated Crop, Pest Management Update set for Dec. 20

Michigan State University Extension and Eaton County MSU Extension will host the 2016 Integrated Crop and Pest Management Update on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the MSU Pavilion for... more »

Fall to-do list between harvesting apple varieties

While everyone feels very busy this time of year in apple orchards and the crop potential is huge, there might occasionally be a few open days between harvesting varieties as you wait for fruit maturity.... more »

Three-season high tunnel fruit production gains steam

Beginning in 2010, organic and conventional production of red raspberries, sweet cherries and blackberries have been studied by Michigan State University (MSU) researchers under an acre of multiple bay high tunnels (Haygrove Tunnels). “High tunnels... more »

Hurley joins GreenStone’s commercial lending unit

Kyle Hurley has joined GreenStone Farm Credit Services as a vice president of commercial lending. In this role, he will specialize in assisting large cash crop, fruit, vegetable, and swine producers with their lending and... more »


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