A combat veteran’s journey toward growing, selling produce

A surprising number of military veterans find themselves doing the peaceful work of a produce grower. And that unlikely transition is no less surprising to the veterans themselves. One case study is Jeremy Huffman, a... more »

French fresh storage company opens US headquarters

JMT US, the United States subsidiary of French-based company Janny MT, recently announced new U.S. operations for the company are to be based in Lansing, Michigan. “JMT works directly with growers to increase crop value... more »

Kropf to lead Michigan State Horticultural Society

The Michigan State Horticultural Society’s (MSHS) next president is an advocate for research and early adoption of new growing practices. Fourth-generation apple grower Chris Kropf will serve a one-year term as president of the MSHS... more »

AgHelp streamlines labor recruiting, job availability

Where do specialty crop operations find their next workforce? And, how does that workforce find them? Feliciano Paredes envisioned a mobile platform designed to address the agricultural labor shortage with a holistic approach. With that... more »

Michigan wine wins world riesling competition

A Michigan wine – Black Star Farms’ 2017 Arcturos Dry Riesling – was recently named “Best Wine of the 2018 Challenge” at the 19th Annual Canberra International Riesling Challenge (CIRC) held in Australia. This is only... more »

High tunnels bring berries’ success under cover

In many areas of the country, cold winters and humid, variable growing seasons can limit the profitability of raspberries and strawberries, as well as the survival of blackberries. High tunnels alter the crop environment in... more »

Cold-climate growers having luck with hybrid variety

Winegrape growers in northern states are... more »

RidgeFest 2018 shows off new orchard plantings, varieties and cider

About 100 fruit growers and others in the produce industry attended RidgeFest 2018, a tour of orchards near Sparta, Michigan sponsored by the Michigan Pomesters group. Patrick Goodfellow Orchards The group registered and ate lunch... more »

Michigan’s 2017 fruit crop down from 2016

Fruit production in Michigan for 2017 was down from 2016 for all major fruits, according to Marlo Johnson, Director of the USDA, NASS, Great Lakes Regional Office. Michigan apple production was 840 million pounds, down... more »

Trials test disease resistance of cider apple varieties

A set of trials at Michigan State University (MSU) is testing cider apples for toughness against scab and fire blight. MSU researcher George Sundin said more years of trials are needed before he reports the... more »

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Cover crops show effects on iron deficiency in pear

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