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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

MSU News for Ag - Fruit 10/5/11

We’ve added articles at: http://news.msue.msu.edu/news/category/fruit

2011 MSU apple maturity program and reports

October 5, 2011 | These results from regional apple maturity testing can help growers adjust plans throughout harvest.

Why does apple fruit drop prematurely?

Oct 5, 2011 | Amy Irish-Brown, Phil Schwallier, Bill Shane and Bob Tritten | Knowing some of the factors that can cause premature apple drop can help prevent this serious threat to some Michigan varieties.

Care of compost when becoming GAP compliant

Oct 4, 2011 | Phil Tocco | Proper composting is essential to reduce potential food safety hazards in compost. Use these key components when compositing in a food safe manner.

To keep food safe, limit eating and smoking in harvest areas

Oct 4, 2011 | Phil Tocco | Keeping food safe requires farm workers limit non-harvest activities to areas outside the production area. Here are some things to consider.