Midwest

How to calculate fertilizer rates for vegetable and fruit crops

A common question this time of the year is: "I have done my soil test, and it says I need to add a certain amount of nutrients. How do I determine what fertilizer to apply... more »

A new strawberry disease tracked in the Midwest

A new strawberry disease has been found in Indiana and researchers are looking for samples from neighboring states to determine the extent of the problem. Figure 1. A leaf spot caused... more »

10 useful rules for fungicide applications

This is the time of year when vegetable growers may start to apply fungicides. Below I list 10 rules that will help vegetable growers apply fungicides effectively and safely. Apply fungicides prior to the development... more »

Growing sweet corn at higher densities doesn’t increase root lodging risk

Sweet corn growers and processors could be bringing in more profits by exploiting natural density tolerance traits in certain hybrids. That’s according to 2019 research from USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and University of Illinois scientists. But... more »

Square Roots opens Grand Rapids, Michigan, farm facility

To meet rapidly increasing demand for our locally-grown produce, recently announced it newest indoor farm in Grand Rapids, Michigan. "We broke ground in late December and planted the first seeds in March – just three... more »

Three programs scheduled for Southern Illinois Summer Twilight series

The Southern Illinois Summer Twilight series is accepting registrations for its next three programs. The series highlights and demonstrates innovative farm systems across southern Illinois. The first installment showcased Flam Orchards and focused on strawberry... more »

OSU Department of Horticulture and Crop Science to be led by Karcher

Douglas Karcher, Ph.D. an alumnus of Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, is returning to the college as professor and chair in the Department of Horticulture and Crop Science. His four-year... more »

Michigan vegetable industry supporter Calvin Dyk dies at age 80

Michigan vegetable grower Calvin Lee Dyk, 80, of Hudsonville, died May 25 surrounded by his family. Dyk retired from full-time farming at the end of 2004. Before retiring, he had been farming with his cousin,... more »

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