Michigan

MSU blueberry expert honored for dedication

Lauded for his eagerness to help growers and the knowledge that helped elevate the Michigan blueberry crop, Michigan State University (MSU) Extension small fruit educator Mark Longstroth was honored for his contributions over almost three... more »

Ridgefest updates industry on Michigan apple, cherry research

As old apple orchards are removed to make way for more valuable cultivars, apple replant disease can be an issue causing early decline of trees planted into old orchard ground. Replant disorder occurs when new... more »

Michigan ag department grants will reward farm innovation

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is accepting applications for a new Farm Innovation Grant Program designed to help develop and support innovative solutions for farm, agriculture processing and supply chain problems facing... more »

Michigan tart cherry volumes return after two years

After two years of almost no crops, Michigan tart cherry producers expect higher yields in 2022. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, through its National Agricultural Statistics Service, forecasted Michigan tart cherry yields in 2022 at 159.5 million... more »

Viticulture Field Day returns to SW Michigan Research and Extension Center

The Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center’s (SWMREC) Viticulture Field Day is July 27. The Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center hosts its Viticulture Field Day on July 27. Photo: Michigan... more »

MSU Extension sets blueberry pre-harvest meeting

Michigan State University researchers and other berry experts will be presenting information at the MSU Extension blueberry pre-harvest meeting. The meeting is from 5-7 p.m. June 9 at the Van Buren Intermediate School District Conference... more »

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 »

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Grower innovations displayed in IFTA Summer Tour

Mark Longstroth, a ‘wealth of knowledge’ for Michigan blueberries, honored

Arkansas fruit breeder’s progeny grown throughout the world

Tech helps growers produce better blueberries

Tiny wasps could add to anti-SWD pest defense plans

Pest, disease controls keep Michigan blueberry growers busy

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