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  • Water falling on apples

    Irrigation update for specialty crop producers on March 17

    Published on February 26, 2020

    Specialty Crop Irrigation Meeting in southwest Michigan offers an irrigation update for fruit, vegetable and ornamental crop producers with an emphasis on rules, regulations, legal requirements and scheduling.

  • Cover crop varieties

    Variety matters in cover crops

    Published on February 26, 2020

    Cover crop varieties are not all created equal. Find out which one is best for your purpose in the 2019 Michigan Cover Crop Variety Test Report.

  • Apples

    Why should I worry about clean breaks and lot sizes?

    Published on February 24, 2020

    Cleaning and sanitizing all food contact surfaces are required to establish a clean break. Learn what a clean break is and why it might be important to fruit and vegetable growers who grade, sort and store the produce they grow.

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