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  • Blueberries

    Michigan blueberry growers produce about 100 million pounds of blueberries every year, making the state a leader in blueberry production.

  • Blueberry Yogurt Pops

    Published on August 27, 2020
    Make a refreshing treat using the fruit you have on hand.

  • Blueberry Muffins

    Published on October 27, 2014
    Michigan-grown berries are available in July and August. Blueberries have many health benefits. With only 100 calories in a one-cup serving, these flavorful berries provide a fat-free, sodium-free, cholesterol free and high-dietary-fiber addition to your diet. They are also packed with disease-fighting antioxidants and are a good source of vitamin C. Choose dusty-blue, firm, plump, dry berries. You can safely refrigerate blueberries for 10 to 14 days. Add them to your meals in a variety of ways – top off cereal or pancakes, add them to muffins or waffles, or just enjoy them one at a time.

  • Yogurt Berry Parfait

    Published on October 7, 2015
    Blueberries chosen for freezing are processed at their peak ripeness, a time when they are most nutrient packed and most delicious. Frozen blueberries may be even more healthful than some of the fresh produce sold in grocery stores since the product will degrade over time.

  • Integrated Pest Management Academy

    The Desire to Learn Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Academy is an interactive, online program designed to provide a comprehensive and convenient online learning experience. Current topics include an introduction to IPM, plant science, soils 101, natural enemies, conserving pollinators, Enviroweather and scouting.

  • Pesticide Applicator Training

    This course is designed for those who are studying to take the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) Restricted Use Pesticide (RUP)Exam or for those who need a refresher on safe pesticide handling. The course material follows the National Pesticide Core Manual. Those who complete the course can receive 12 RUP credits.

  • Feb 2

    Southwest Michigan Horticultural Days

    February 2, 2022 – February 3, 2022 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Wednesday; 8 a.m.-3 p.m. on Thursday Lake Michigan College's Mendel Center, 2755 E. Napier Ave, Benton Harbor, MI 49022

    Attend educational sessions for fruit and vegetable growers. This year’s special session is on marketing.

  • Basics of Small Fruit Production

    Published on January 11, 2016

    Getting started with small fruit production

  • Michigan Blueberries

    Michigan is one of the top producing states in growing these sweet, juicy, and plump little blue dynamos. In 2016, the state produced 110 million pounds of more than 30 mouthwatering varieties of highbush blueberries. More than 50 percent of all Michigan blueberries are shipped to the fresh market; the rest are frozen, pureed, concentrated, or canned to be used in a wide range of food products.*

  • Irrigation Webinar Series - Session3, August 4

    Published on August 6, 2021

    Six webinar series regarding irrigation management, efficiency, new and expanding irrigation, as well as a crop update with current management topics. Session 3 focused on 1) Monitoring leaf wetness duration to predict disease infection period– Dr. Younsuk Dong , MSU BAE Irrigation Specialist; 2) Irrigation water supply: how much water do I need? – Lyndon Kelley, MSU/Purdue Extension Irrigation Educator; and 3) Irrigation of blueberries and other small fruit - Mark Longstroth, MSU Fruit Educator Emeritus.

  • Blueberries

    Published on July 12, 2017

    Learn the basics of how to grow your own blueberries.

  • Blueberry Muffin in a Mug - Measuring Skills

    Published on November 3, 2020

    Brennan makes Blueberry Muffin in a Mug and shows us measuring skills!

  • 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.

  • John Wise

    Professor & IR-4 NC Region Director

  • Mark Longstroth

    Food and Animal Systems

  • Mark Longstroth

    Food and Animal Systems

  • Cheyenne Sloan

    Blueberry and Small Fruit Educator

  • Carlos Garcia-Salazar

    Small fruit educator

  • Mark Longstroth

    Food and Animal Systems