All major fruit produced in Michigan last year saw reduced production.
New genomic information may lead to improvements for a traditional health food.
Aurora, Draper and Liberty, commercially released together in 2004, remain the most widely planted northern highbush blueberry varieties on Earth.
“Michigan farmers have raised concerns about the effectiveness of PACA in regard to recovery of payments from processors when there is a bankruptcy…”
SWD numbers are six times higher than in past years at this time during the season. Although trap numbers are down this week, be cautious with management decisions as rain, humidity and wet weather will likely stimulate SWD activity.
An international team of researchers has discovered evidence of 27 previously unknown viruses in bees. The finding could help scientists design strategies to prevent the spread of viral pathogens among these important pollinators.
Monitoring traps are detecting increasing fly activity as fruit continue to ripen.
Michigan tart cherry production forecast is 264 million pounds, 60 percent larger than the 2017 June cherry production forecast, with MI sweet cherry production up 27 percent. With the news of a larger than expected crop comes the realization that, because of trade issues surrounding cherries and other commodities, more fruit is not necessarily a good thing.
Simple adjustments to farm pesticide application programs can result in huge cost savings for fruit and vegetable growers.
TAP is intended to provide financial assistance to qualifying orchardists and nursery tree growers to replant or rehabilitate eligible trees, bushes and vines damaged by natural disasters.
The Michigan Agritourism Association (MATA) has released it’s 11th annual edition of its Discover Michigan Farm Fun directory.
Recent market upticks, along with new proposed dairy processing in Michigan, are signaling a new light of hope for dairy farmers as they battle through one of the longest downturns in dairy marketing in recent history.
It’s still too dry for most of your Field Focus reporters as we reach mid-August. But they remain optimistic and are looking forward to fall harvest right around the corner.
Welcome to the 2018 Field Focus feature. This year, six of our seven reporters are members of ProFile, a leadership development program of Michigan Farm Bureau. In each print edition of Michigan Farm News through the growing season, these young farmers will tell you about conditions on their farms and their regions.