Fruits

Astin Farms expands into blueberries

Sam Astin III started as a medium-sized Florida strawberry grower. By considerably expanding his acreage, he became one of the state’s leading strawberry growers. Always looking to the future, As... more

Fancy Farms co-founder plans to step down

“Since 1974 and still learning” is the business philosophy of Carl Grooms, a longtime strawberry grower in central Florida. Grooms is president and co-fo... more

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Opportunity offered for Michigan vineyard, winery managers

Michigan State University is hosting an event for vineyard and winery managers on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, at the Northwest Michigan Horticulture Rese... more »

Researchers testing blackberry trellis for feasibility in Arkansas

Researchers with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s Fruit Research Station are looking at the potential for an innovative t... more »

Washington State University Extension to host rootstock tour

Washington State University (WSU) Extension and the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission will host a tour of recent rootstock trials on Aug. 25. ... more »

Grapevine leafroll associated virus addressed in Pennsylvania

As if winegrape growers don’t have enough challenges in this day and age, the effects of grapevine viruses have been taking on greater importanc... more »

Cape Cod Cranberry Growers holds 130th annual meeting

The Massachusetts cranberry industry gathered Aug. 16 to celebrate the 130th annual meeting of the Cape Cod Cranberry Growers’ Association (C... more »

True Blue Farms recovers from 2016 tornado damage

A year after a tornado ripped through True Blue Farms, facilities have been rebuilt and the farm has had a good crop. On Aug. 20, 2016, co-owner Shell... more »

Beginning growers flock to north Georgia vineyard workshop

For many wine lovers, running a vineyard is the ultimate dream job, but not many are able to make that dream a reality. At a recent Beginning Grape... more »

NASGA tours Minnesota, Wisconsin farms

The North American Strawberry Growers Association Summer Tour was held Aug. 15-16, from Minneapolis, Minnesota. The tour featured stops at the Univ... more »

USApple plans Apple Outlook Conference in Chicago

Held Aug. 24-25 in Chicago, USApple’s 2017 Apple Crop Outlook & Marketing Conference (Outlook) is the annual event to preview, forecast and dis... more »

SWMREC Field Day

The Michigan State University (MSU) Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center (SWMREC) on Tuesday, Aug. 15, offered tours of projects underway ... more »


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