Birds’ benefits, impact on organic farms researched

Washington State University will help organic growers protect human health by assessing the risks and benefits of wild birds on organic farms. Researchers received nearly $2 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Organic Research and Extensi... more

Swede midge biology and management

According to Michigan State University Extension, Swede midge, an invasive pest of cole crops, has been discovered in Michigan, presenting a new management challenge where present. Distribution Native to Europe and southwestern Asia, swede midg... more

Bejo Seeds showcasing “Tasti-Trio” at PMA Fresh Summit

At the 2015 PMA Fresh Summit and Convention in Atlanta, Oct. 23-25, Bejo Seeds will serve three of its produce items with celebrity chef Mareya, The Fit Foodie, at booth 1727. According to a news release, this “Tasti-Trio” of produce includes ... more

Nelson Irrigation introduces new nozzles, sprinklers

Nelson Irrigation has introduced its 3030 Series Pivot Sprinkler line and the 3NV Nozzle. Built with the accuracy of the 3TN Nozzle, this multi-function nozzle allows its users to manage the pivot in new ways. According to a news release, the 3NV ... more

Government barred from enforcing WOTUS rule

According to Michigan Farm Bureau, the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a temporary stay Oct. 9 barring EPA and Army Corps of Engineers’ “Waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) rule nationwide. The stay is temporary, but gives the regulated comm... more

Illinois specialty crops conference Jan. 6-8

The Illinois Specialty Crops, Agritourism and Organic Conference will be held Jan. 6-8 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Springfield. The conference, which features nearly 100 speakers and 60 trade show exhibitors, will again host four concurrent precon... more

Marrone Bio Innovations receives EPA approval for Majestene bionematicide

Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI), a provider of bio-based pest management and plant health products for the agriculture, turf and ornamental and water treatment markets, has received EPA approval for its latest product, Majestene, a broad spectrum, h... more

Pumpkin shortage looms after heavy rains

There should be enough pumpkins for Halloween this year, but that might not be the case for the canned pumpkin used in pies come Thanksgiving, according to crop experts in Illinois, the country's top pumpkin-producing state. Here's more from the C... more

Hiring labor for your farm? Use the Agricultural Employer Checklist

Agricultural employers of labor in Michigan have a newly updated tool in the form of the Agricultural Employer Checklist, which was revised Oct. 1, 2015 and updated by Stan Moore, Adam Kantrovich, Corey Risch and John Jones of Michigan State ... more

U.S. announces TPP agreement

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced on Oct. 4 that the ministers of 12 Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries – Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vi... more

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