Fruits

Washington bets big on new Cosmic Crisp apple

Witness the bared power of a united Washington state apple industry: More than 11 million trees planted in a two-year span. More than 10 million boxes produced in the first five years. Estimates of a ... more

Washington growers focus on top apples

Several apple growers shared their strategies for taking product “From Bud to Bin,” which was the theme of the 60th annual International Fruit Tree Associat... more

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Climate, vector behavior on disease spread sketchy

A top challenge of mitigating the impact of climate change on agricultural production is knowing the exact ways in which higher temperatures and a... more »

USDA-backed cranberry research station set for Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Cranberry Research & Education Foundation (WCREF) announced May 15 it is purchasing approximately 155 acres of land to host a new st... more »

Gall wasp management guidelines in blueberries for 2017

In the past few years, blueberry stem gall wasp has become more common in some Michigan blueberry fields, and Michigan State University researchers ha... more »

Freeze impact becoming apparent in Michigan crops

The impact of the May 8 freeze is becoming apparent on fruit crops in Michigan. Some crops were hit hard, others suffered little damage. Southwes... more »

Researchers hope to extend Northeast’s berry growing season

June marks the start of what many here in the Northeast believe is the sweetest part of summer — berry season. It's a time ripe with strawberry fest... more »

UF/IFAS to host Regional Agri-Tourism Conference

The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension is hosting the 2017 Regional Agri-Tourism Conference on June 15 and 16... more »

Use gibberellin to increase blueberry fruit set

Gibberellin (GA) is naturally produced by blueberry seeds. In well-pollinated berries, GA is abundant and promotes normal berry growth. Without poll... more »

Naturipe celebrates 100th anniversary

Naturipe Farms celebrated its one hundred year anniversary with the growers and staff of one of the company’s partner-owners, Naturipe Berry Growers... more »

Finalists named for United Fresh Innovation Awards

United Fresh has announced the 46 new products as finalists for the United Fresh Produce Association’s 2017 Innovation Awards. This year’s finalis... more »

Annual Michigan fruit crop ‘Guesstimate’ won’t be held

The Michigan Frozen Foods Processors Association (MFFPA) has announced the annual “Guesstimate” will not be held in June 2017 as normally schedule... more »


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