Midwest

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 »

Website redesign helps MAEAP users access resources

On July 8, the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) announced the launch of its new, redesigned website, www.MAEAP.org. The new site puts more focus on user experience by including a convenient top navigation, responsive... more »

Three staff members hired at new Midwest Organic Center

Rodale Institute and Indian Creek Nature Center took three steps closer to opening the Midwest Organic Center (MOC) at Etzel Sugar Grove Farm in Marion, Iowa with the recent hires of research director Carl Rosier,... more »

Herbicide Zidua now labeled for use in 2019 celery

Both SC and 85WG formulations of the herbicide Zidua are now labeled for use in celery via supplemental labels. (View the SC label. View the 85WG label.) Zidua is a group 15 herbicide; this group includes... more »

Alessandri appointed Industrial Hemp Program Director for Michigan

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Director Gary McDowell has appointed Gina Alessandri as the state’s Industrial Hemp Program Director effective July 1, 2019. In this role, Alessandri will work on growing and supporting... more »

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 »


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