Fruit & Nuts News Archive

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March, 2015

  • Dealing with irrigated crops and food safety

    March 4, 2015 | Phil Tocco | When implementing irrigation practices to produce crops, growers should be mindful that the water being used doesn’t contaminate produce with food-borne illnesses.

  • The down and dirty on manure and food safety

    March 4, 2015 | Phil Tocco | Manure can be a valuable plant nutrient source and a potential food safety hazard.

  • What are radiation freezes?

    March 3, 2015 | Mark Longstroth | Low temperatures often depend on atmospheric conditions and the local topography. Calm conditions allow the temperatures to drop quickly after the sun goes down. You can track freezes with MSU’s Enviro-weather.

  • Think spring with the Direct Farm Marketing Tune-up

    March 3, 2015 | Joanne Davidhizar | Direct farm marketers can start anew with tips for marketing, new crops, and commercial food product development by participating in the Direct Farm Marketing Tune-up March 24.

  • 2014 Berry growing season challenges and lessons for the 2015 crop season

    March 2, 2015 | Carlos García-Salazar | Michigan’s small fruit growers faced tough challenges in 2014, including winter damage and spotted wing Drosophila (SWD) fruit infestations. Growers ended up with better results than early predictions and better SWD control than in previous years.

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