Midwest

Michigan fruit management guide updated

The Michigan Fruit Management Guide, which includes coverage of strawberries, has been released by Michigan State University (MSU) Extension. This year’s version of the Michigan Fruit Management Guide has been released by Michigan State University... more »

Edible Gardens vertical integration program starts with herbs

Controlled environment agriculture (CEA) grower Edible Garden AG Inc. is switching to in-house production of potted herbs, a move expected to enhance its margins. The company, which markets conventional and organic herbs, salads and other... more »

Outstanding MSU ag alumni recognized

Michigan State University College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) has recognized numerous faculty for their contributions to agriculture. Sarah Quackenbush, sales manager of North Bay Produce, received the Outstanding Up and Coming Alumni Award... more »

Michigan carrots growers to vote on future of program

Michigan’s carrot producers will be voting on whether to continue the Carrot Industry Development Program. Voting in the referendum conducted by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) will be from April 1-12.... more »

Spray drone education offered by MSU

Michigan State University is offering a new event for spray drone pilots, and those interested in using spray drones. The Spray Drone Spring Fly-in, is an all-day workshop April 10 (in case of rain, it... more »

Summer cover crops: A matter of timing, seed choice

It’s easy for Ajay Nair, professor in Iowa State University’s Department of Agriculture, to point out the reasons growers should include cover crops in their planning process. He’s seen the results of increased microbial diversity... more »

Inaugural Agritourism Summit offers immersive experiences

Michigan's agricultural and tourism sectors are set to converge at the inaugural Agritourism Summit and pre-summit farm tour. The event, scheduled for May 7-8 in Traverse City, Michigan, will be hosted by Michigan State University... more »

2023 Fruit + Vegetable 40 Under Forty Awards

The Fruit Growers News and Vegetable Growers News recognized the hard work of the Fruit + Vegetable 40 Under Forty Award Class of 2023 during a reception Dec. 5 at the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable... more »

Current Issue

Vegetable Growers News (VGN) May/June 2024 cover image

WSU AI program helps address water scarcity

Platform10 initiative focuses on pest, disease research

Farm market report: Inflation, farm input costs shape farm market prices

Nature’s Reward battles disease, pests through mechanization, biologicals

Fresh Views: Pollinator habitats

Successful succession

Farm Market & Agritourism: markups vs. margins

 

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