Midwest

Jerry Mills: Confidence lacking in pumpkin crop after wet spring

No fire blight! This is the first year ever that there are no signs of fire blight anywhere in our orchards. Last year it was so bad that many trees went unpruned. I was prepared... more »

Identifying and preventing freeze damage in fall vegetables

Vegetable crops planted for fall harvest can be susceptible to early overnight cold snaps, and delayed summer plantings may not fully mature before cold temperatures put the brakes on growth. Preventative actions can be taken,... more »

Head grower hired at Revolution Farms

Revolution Farms, a large indoor hydroponic greens farm in Caledonia, Michigan has hired Tammam (Tam) Serage as head grower. Serage came to Revolution Farms from Shenandoah Growers in Harrisonburg, Va., where he most recently served... more »

Michigan Agritourism Month proclaimed by Gov. Whitmer

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has proclaimed October as Michigan Agritourism Month. As a part of the month-long celebration and to recognize the economic and social benefits of agritourism to our state’s farms and communities, Michigan Department... more »

Philip new director of Michigan Pesticide and Plant Pest Management unit

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Director Gary McDowell has selected Michael Philip as the new Pesticide and Plant Pest Management Division Director effective Oct. 7 “Mike has... more »

Report on ‘climate crisis’ released by Sen. Debbie Stabenow

U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan, led a roundtable discussion Oct. 3 with agriculture and conservation leaders in Traverse City, Michigan to discuss the impact of the climate crisis on Michigan agriculture, which is outlined in... more »

Square Roots, food service provider take container-farmed greens commercial

Container-farmed greens took one small step closer to humankind on Monday, Sept. 30, as a large West Michigan, foodservice distributor and a Brooklyn, New York-based urban ag startup announced a partnership.  Square Roots showed off... more »

New website introduced for MSU Plant & Pest Diagnostics

Michigan State University (MSU) Diagnostic Services has recently changed to MSU Plant & Pest Diagnostics. Our diagnostic facility was established in 1999 through Project GREEEN and since then we have served homeowners, growers, nursery and landscape... more »


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