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Better nutrient management with edge-of-field monitoring

A new edge-of-field monitoring program allows the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) to work with farmers and conservation partners, such as Michigan State University Extension and the River Raisin Watershed Council to evaluate crop... more »

Sakata Seed develops Infinite Gold melon

Sakata Seed America unveiled a new variety of cantaloupe called Infinite Gold. Bred through traditional breeding practices, Infinite Gold LSL (Long Shelf Life) melon offers long shelf life, high-yield potential and infinite flavor, according to... more »

Breeding, energy, shelf life will drive the future of storage

What might produce storage look like in the future? Several experts shared their thoughts with VGN.Randy Beaudry, a horticulture professor at Michigan State University, said storage technology has pushed produce about as hard as it... more »

Food safety posters developed for pick-your-own farms

Keeping food safety on the minds of direct-market farm customers – as well as workers – can often be a simple matter of communication.North Carolina State University's (NCSU) Plants for Human Health Institute recently published... more »

Late blight, downy mildew confirmed on East Coast

On Monday, late blight was confirmed in two tomato fields in Morris County in Northern New Jersey. These are the first reports on tomato in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions.Previous reports, the closest of which... more »

BREAKING: Appeals court sides with Georgia Ag Department

In a recent appeals court ruling, Judge Michael Boggs said Georgia Ag Commissioner Gary Black has the authority to establish a packing date for Vidalia onions.Here's more from GPB News: An appeals court judge is... more »

Food safety is enhanced if you harvest after a rain

To protect consumers from foodborne illness, produce farmers should wait 24 hours after a rain or irrigating their fields to harvest crops, according to new research published in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology.Rain or... more »

Field Operations, Combined Harmonized Standards now available in Spanish

Thanks to the hard work of a small group of volunteers, the “Field Operations and Harvesting” and the “Combined Harmonized Food Safety Standards” are now both available in Spanish.The Harmonized Standards were created by a... more »

Managing bacterial spot in tomato

Bacterial spot is becoming an increasingly devastating disease of tomato in the mid-Atlantic region. Not only can the pathogen directly damage the fruit, severe foliar infection can lead to defoliation reducing both the quality and... more »

American Agri-Women Drive Across America visits Michigan

One of the reasons American Agri-Women (AAW) President, Sue McCrum, Maine, and 1st VP, Doris Mold, Wisconsin, are participating in a campaign across America is to celebrate the organization's 40th anniversary.Many Michigan Farmers will remember... more »


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