GLEXPO

GLEXPO Bus Tour: Where farm marketers exchange ideas

The Great Lakes EXPO Farm Market Bus Tour visited six Grand Rapids, Michigan-area locations featuring a variety of attractions, crops and products. On Dec. 4, the 132 participants packed three buses and visited Andy T’s... more »

2023 Fruit + Vegetable 40 Under 40 Awards

The Fruit Growers News and Vegetable Growers News recognized the hard work of the Fruit + Vegetable 40 Under 40 Award Class of 2023 during a reception Dec. 5 at the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable... more »

Kelley Chase crowned Michigan Apple Queen

Kelley Chase is the 2024 Michigan Apple Queen. Chase, a Michigan State University (MSU) student, was crowned Dec. 5 during the Michigan Apple Committee’s 20th Annual Growers Luncheon at the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable &... more »

Hill Brothers Orchards lands first in Michigan Cider Contest

The 25th winner of the Michigan Apple Cider Contest, Hill Brothers Orchards Grand Rapids, has earned the recognition six times. Jim Hill, owner and cider maker, accepted the award at the annual awards banquet during... more »

Michigan fruit industry honors Bill Erwin, Greg Lang

Two Michigan fruit industry notables who’ve spent the better part of their lives in orchards, Bill Erwin and Greg Lang, have been honored by the Michigan State Horticultural Society (MSHS) with its Distinguished Service Award.... more »

New Michigan horticulture group leader embraces change

Beth Hubbard is not one to shy away from assessing a situation and making changes. She did so after 28 years as an executive in the automotive industry, moving back to her family’s farm. Since... more »

Great Lakes EXPO: Emerging technology in the Ag industry

With several challenges facing growers, such as climate change, rising input costs and more, it’s important to stay up-to-date with the latest and greatest technology. During the 2023 Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market... more »

Be prepared for the inevitable H-2A labor audit

In the waning days of the lame-duck session of Congress, there was still hope in some corners of the fruit and vegetable industry that legislators would include immigration and ag labor in the omnibus bill.... more »

2022 Fruit + Vegetable 40 Under 40 recognized

Members of the Fruit + Vegetable 40 Under Class of 2022 were recognized for their accomplishments and  hard work at a reception at the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market EXPO. A Dec. 6... more »

Soil solutions: tips for strawberry growers take center stage

After conducting more than 20 years of perennial strawberry soil health research, Marvin Pritts has identified strategies for growers who produce the finicky plants. Pritts, director of undergraduate studies for the SIPS Horticulture Section at... more »

Current Issue

Cover image of Fruit Growers News (FGN) July 2024 issue.

Talking tech: New app innovations aid growers

Smart tech wipes out pests: The latest trends in spraying automation

New Geneva rootstocks to help apple growers with size, yield, disease

Georgia peach success: Pearson Farm’s six generations find orchard happiness

FIRA preview: Tree fruit tech options abound at ag robotics conference

Fresh Views: Grapevine disease management tackled

Farm Market & Agritourism: Insights from the 2023 farm markets survey

National Plant Diagnostic Network

 

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