Midwest

Ag Water Quality Certified Farms in Minnesota see higher profits

Farmers enrolled in the Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program (MAWQCP) experience higher profits than non-certified farms, according to a recent study by the Minnesota State Agricultural Centers of Excellence. The results mark the fourth... more »

Caveats for CA storage of asparagus

It's possible to extend the Michigan asparagus season by two weeks or more through controlled atmosphere storage. Randy Beaudry, horticultural professor at Michigan State University, outlined some takeaways from a study of CA storage for... more »

Taking control: CA storage for asparagus extends season

Asparagus growers are intrigued with the potential for extending the shelf life of the highly perishable crop to boost its postharvest life and lengthen a more profitable marketing window. Some research has been done on... more »

Purdue Fruit and Vegetable Field Day registration opens

Registration is open for Purdue Fruit and Vegetable Field Day. The university is inviting fruit and vegetable growers to participate in Purdue Extension's annual event, which is scheduled for July 20 from 9 a.m. to 1... more »

Meristem Crop Performance adds Midwest staff

Meristem Crop Performance has added two Indiana-based account managers. Cody Stevens of Pendleton, Indiana, and Jediah French of Leopold, Indiana, will market Meristem’s crop inputs to farmers in Indiana, Kentucky and Michigan. [caption id="attachment_31870" align="alignright"... more »

MSU entomologists recognized for achievements

Three Michigan State University (MSU) entomologists have been recognized by the North Central Branch of the Entomological Society of America for their achievements. Rufus Isaacs, Amanda Lorenz and Zsofia Szendrei will serve as the north central branch nominee; the... more »

Research facility groundbreaking at Ohio’s Central State University scheduled

Central State University Land-Grant Program is scheduling an open house to raise awareness of land-grant programs and celebrate the building of a new research facility. The open house and research facility groundbreaking is scheduled for... more »

Growers approve Michigan asparagus program

Michigan’s asparagus producers have approved a referendum to continue the Michigan Asparagus Industry Development Program. Growers vote on whether to continue the program every five years; this validates it to June 7, 2028. [caption id="attachment_17737"... more »

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