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GLEXPO Bus Tour: Where farm marketers exchange ideas

The Great Lakes EXPO Farm Market Bus Tour visited six Grand Rapids, Michigan, area locations featuring a variety of attractions, crops and products. On Dec. 4, the 132 participants packed three buses and visited Andy... more »

Michigan Vegetable Council’s proactive approach

As the Michigan Vegetable Council’s (MVC) president, Matt McCallum is delivering a new focus on research and advocacy for the Wolverine State’s vegetable industry. McCallum, owner of Great American Media Services, which publishes Vegetable Growers... more »

Michigan Vegetable Council honors Main Farms, Rebecca Grumet

The Michigan Vegetable Council has chosen Main Farms, Six Lakes, as the recipient of the Master Farmer Award and Dr. Rebecca Grumet as the Master Farmer Associate Award honoree for 2023. The Main family and... more »

GL EXPO: ‘Fancy Lady Cowgirl’ and the digital market space

To maintain a thriving business, growers and farm marketers have a number of resources available to them: social media, trade shows, trade publications and — especially — fellow growers. DeHoff, aka... more »

Prepare for inevitable H-2A audit

In the waning days of the lame-duck session of Congress, there was still hope in some corners of the fruit and vegetable industry that legislators would include immigration and ag labor in the omnibus bill.... more »

In the muck and weeds: Michigan veg experts honored

The Michigan Vegetable Council honored a family farm that has raised vegetables for nearly 100 years on muck soil and a Michigan State University professor who specializes in weed management. The awards ceremony at the... more »

Reserve your spot on the EXPO Farm Market Bus Tour

The Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market EXPO is near, which means it’s time to register for the annual Farm Market Bus Tour. Six educational stops await tour participants on Monday, Dec. 5, the... more »

Tips to curb asparagus disease damage

Foliar disease damage from purple spot and soilborne disease damage from crown and root rots are still major threats to asparagus. That’s the message from Mary Hausbeck, Michigan State University vegetable disease pathologist. Hausbeck talked... more »

Plan wisely to produce transplants

The goal is simple when growing transplants: grow high-quality seedlings that can tolerate environmental challenges at transplanting. Plug seedlings should be strong, uniform, compact, free of buds and flowers and have a large stem diameter... more »

Advances made against cucumber downy mildew

Downy mildew is the disease to beat in pickling cucumbers, and there are three questions to ask: When do you begin fungicide applications? What fungicide should be used? Once a fungicide is sprayed, how many... more »

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