Midwest

Cornell Extension: Late blight in northwest Pennsylvania

Late blight this month was found in Pennslyvania's Erie County, which borders of Ohio to the west, New York to the east and Lake Erie to the north. Late blight is a devastating airborne disease... more »

Michigan’s Mike Pirrone Produce names new president

Carpac, Michigan-based Mike Pirrone Produce has promoted an employee to be the new company’s new president. The company distributes and ships Michigan hothouse rhubarb and other fresh vegetables. The staff changes won’t affect its regular... more »

Late blight detected in central Wisconsin, southern Washington

Late blight has been confirmed in a potato field in central Wisconsin. Testing done by University of Wisconsin-Madison showed late blight from a field sample from Wood County, associate professor and Extension specialist Amanda Gevens... more »

Clark County, Wisconsin, seeks site for 2022 Farm Technology Days

Wisconsin Farm Technology Days has announced that Clark County has been selected to host Farm Technology Days (FTD) in 2022. Over the next three years there will be many opportunities to get involved to tell... more »

Revolution Farms reforms practices to stay strong

Revolution Farms is showing how dynamic a startup growing operation can be in order to meet its goals. The farm in Caledonia, Michigan, harvested its first greens in October 2018, and growers say the greens... more »

Michigan asparagus season winds down

Michigan asparagus growers had a well-deserved chance to relax over the holiday weekend as the busy asparagus season came to a close in the final days of June. Ideal weather conditions made this year’s 6-7... more »

Foodpreneur Food School offers farm marketing resources

Farmers that have experienced success selling goods direct to consumers often find it difficult to reach and navigate new market channels such as restaurants, grocers, and specialty stores. Foodpreneur School prepares entrepreneurs to grow their... more »

Cucumber downy mildew spores detected in Michigan

Our lab has established a network of spore traps in major cucumber production areas in Michigan. This year, we have the ability to distinguish between the spores of hop downy mildew and cucumber downy mildew.... more »


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