Midwest

Flamm Orchards’ Leonard ‘Slim’ Flamm dies in Illinois at age 84

Leonard “Slim” Flamm, 84, of Cobden, Ilinois, died on June, 19, 2019.  Flamm was the fourth generation of the family operating Flamm Orchards. Mr. Flamm's obituary follows: Leonard Flamm was born to Leonard L. Flamm Sr. and... more »

Wet, humid weather challenges vegetable disease management

Moisture drives diseases more than temperature, especially this time of the growing season. The frequent rains and days with high humidity keep leaves wet for an extended period of time. The longer leaves are wet... more »

Consequences of a cool, wet season for vegetables

The consequences of a cool, wet start to the growing season go beyond the obvious of later planting and slow growth. This is the most difficult season in recent memory. Temperatures and sunlight have been... more »

Industrial hemp webinar to focus on field production, irrigation topics

The 2018 Farm Bill made provision for commercialization of industrial hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) in the U.S. However, as the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will not be releasing its regulatory framework for states to follow until the fall of... more »

Effective weed control brings better onion stands, higher yields

Onion growers should have and follow a weed control plan for season-long weed control. Research has demonstrated that a few weeds in an onion field, especially during the first few weeks of growth, may reduce... more »

Awards mark accomplishments at Purdue University’s College of Agriculture

Purdue University’s College of Agriculture recently announced its 2019 awards for excellence in research, promoting the core land grant mission and interdisciplinary collaboration. The Agricultural Research Award, the Corinne Alexander Spirit of the Land Grant Mission... more »

$40M in Series B financing secured by biopesticide firm Vestaron

Vestaron, a company, dedicated to improving the safety, efficacy and sustainability of crop protection through its development of peptide-based biopesticides, announces its $40 million Series B Financing, led by Novo Holdings A/S. Novo Holdings joins... more »

Commercial solar development on Michigan farms receive clear path

On June 3, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) Director Gary McDowell announced MDARD’s decision to allow land currently enrolled in the department’s Farmland and Open Space Preservation Program... more »


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