Freeze 2012: Is it profitable to harvest tart cherries? The frost damage in 2012 will result in extremely low tart cherry yields that most growers have not experienced since 2002. Some growers with portions of blocks with a partial fruit crop are wondering under what circumstances it would be advantageous to harvest.
Blaze strikes Ontario potato farm No injuries were reported in a recent fire west of Simcoe, Ont., that destroyed a machine shed and a large number of plastic produce bins. The fire occurred on the potato farm of Frank Verbrugge just before noon June 16.
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Cucurbit downy mildew confirmed in Ohio Cucurbit downy mildew was confirmed on June 14, 2012, in a cucumber field in Wayne County, Ohio. This significantly increases the risk of infections occurring in Ontario.
SWD detections increasing in MI fruit Captures of spotted wing drosophila (SWD) in monitoring traps have increased recently in Michigan, with higher numbers of flies trapped as well as an increasing number of monitoring sites showing activity.