George Sundin has been MSU's tree fruit pathologist since 2002. Photos: Matt Milkovich

Pathologist hits back against fire blight

Fire blight and apple scab are the two biggest disease problems for Michigan’s commercial apple orchards. Scab hits annually, with damage to fruit the main concern. Fire blight is more sporadic – ... more

The 2016 Michigan State University Clarksville Research Center Open House and Field Day was held June 22. Topics included cherry breeding, high density production and orchard platform demonstrations. ... moreless

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When poles lean, they take the trees with them. Photos: Dalhousie University

Study shows it’s possible to strengthen tree support system

Apple growers today want to produce large apples on small trees, with the trees packed as tightly as possible. Such a system can improve efficiency and yields, but has inherent structural problems. Heavy fruit loads, weak tree bases (due to grafted r... more
Blueberry bush. Blueberries’ health benefits better than many perceive

Cornell NYSAES research to receive new equipment Cornell NYSAES research to receive new equipment

New website launched for New Jersey peaches

New website launched for New Jersey peaches

The New Jersey Peach Promotion Council  has launched a newly designed web... more

Disease activity picking up in Michigan grapes

Disease activity picking up in Michigan grapes

Symptoms of grape diseases such as Phomopsis cane, leaf spot, black rot and... more

Angular leaf spot causing leaf necrosis in strawberries

Angular leaf spot causing leaf necrosis in strawberries

Angular leaf spot, also called bacterial blight, is the only reported straw... more

CAWG names 2016 Awards of Excellence recipients

California delegation to visit climate-smart Israel

Fruit council funds weather tower in northwest Michigan

Robinson Fresh’s Lemke to keynote Global Cold Chain Expo

Produce shippers face new transportation rules

Rules for local food enterprise loans finalized

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VIDEO: Sustainable Soil Management in Strawberry Production

Amanda McWhirt, graduate research assistant at North Carolina State University,  is part of a project analyzing the impact of sustainable soil m

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