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MSU Extension presents tree fruit field day Nov. 1

Michigan State University Extension representatives will discuss their latest research at the MSU Extension Tree Fruit Field Day. The event is from 1:30 to 5:15 p.m. Nov. 1 at the West Michigan Research Station, in... more »

MSU Extension award honors development of research station

West Central Michigan Horticultural Research Inc. (WCMHR), the non-profit responsible for the development and oversight of the West Michigan Research Station, has received the MSU Extension Key Partner Award. “The MSU Extension team has been... more »

Symposium offers latest in berry health research

While the 9th Biennial Berry Health Benefits Symposium (BHBS) was postponed in 2021 due to COVID-19, berry research on health has continued through the pandemic and will be presented at the event in 2023. The symposium will... more »

Raspberry, blackberry conference returns to in-person event

The North American Raspberry & Blackberry Association (NARBA) will be gathering in person for their annual meeting and conference in 2023 after two years of virtual events. The conference, Jan. 22-24, will be in Tampa,... more »

Fresh produce, floral labor incomes near pre-COVID levels

The U.S. fresh produce and floral industries support 2.2 million total jobs across all 50 states and $120.1 billion in labor income, nearly reaching pre-COVID levels, according to an economic impact study conducted on behalf... more »

Cal Poly strawberry research: Can robots kill pests?

The Cal Poly Strawberry Center’s Sixth Annual Field Day saw its biggest attendance yet, keeping on track with the increased participation every year since the inaugural event. The 2022 event in late July, however, marked... more »

Climate change study looks at soil management

A global collaboration to develop and implement climate-smart farming solutions, is supporting a study at The Ohio State University that looks at the potential of soil management practices to mitigate climate change. The group, AgMission,... more »

Bayer’s Woodland Research Facility celebrates 50 years

From aggressive diseases and pest pressures to climate shifts, labor shortages and evolving consumer preferences, growers are facing more and more challenges in their work to grow nutritious and great-tasting fruits and vegetables. Innovation is... 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 »

California strawberry researchers identify Fusarium wilt-resistant gene

Strawberry losses from Fusarium wilt could become less of a threat after researchers at the University of California-Davis discovered genes that are resistant to the deadly soil-borne disease. The findings, published in the journal Theoretical... more »

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