Fruit & Nuts

Gardening in Michigan

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  • Understanding and Minimizing Cold Damage in Fruit Crops

    Published on February 18, 2021

    MI Ag Ideas to Grow With 2021 - Fruit Session: Review of winter and spring cold events, how cold damages plants, and measures growers can use to reduce the impact cold on their crops.

  • Growing Cider Apples

    Published on April 8, 2016

    The basics of growing cider apples.

  • Bernard Zandstra

    Bernard Zandstra is conducting research at Michigan State University's Clarksville Research Center to help farmers keep their apple orchards weed free.

  • Julianna Wilson

    Julianna Wilson is conducting research at MSU’s Clarksville Research Center, through a project funded by Project GREEEN and the Michigan Apple Committee, to look at factors involved with apple replant disease in Michigan.

  • Improving tree fruit nutrient, pesticide application processes

    Researchers at Clarksville Research Center are conducting a multi-state, multi-disciplinary study to develop a new way of getting foliar inputs into apples and cherries.

  • Michigan Tree Fruit Commission - Working in new ways to advance the industry

    The Michigan Tree Fruit Commission was created in 2014 with a focus on upgrading MSU research center infrastructure for apple, cherry, peach and plum projects.

  • Growing organic apples

    Growing organic apples in Michigan is a difficult thing to do. There are three major struggles: effective pest control for insects, diseases and weeds.

  • Christopher Gottschalk

    Christopher Gottschalk with MSU's Plant Breeding, Genetics and Technology, is researching a red-flesh and cultivar breeding project in apples.