Fruits

Crop load, better nutrient management curb bitter pit

Multiple years of studies in Pennsylvania grower orchards are providing additional clues for managing Honeycrisp in the orchard to prevent bitter pit following storage. Research led by Penn State U... more

Could robots replace honeybees as pollinators?

The world’s honeybee population is in a steep decline that science has, so far, been unable to reverse. Some scientists are working on solutions to the culpri... more

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Methods to curb phytophthora root rot in northern highbush blueberry

If nitrogen is managed properly, a new study suggests that concerted use of gypsum and wide drip lines can help suppress phytophthora root rot in nort... more »

USDA urged to revise proposed changes to biotechnology regulations

Michigan Farm Bureau (MFB) and the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) are among more than 100 agricultural organizations asking the U.S. Departmen... more »

Phytelligence partners with Cornell to grow Geneva rootstocks

Phytelligence, a platform agricultural biotechnology company, has announced a collaboration with Cornell University to test, store and grow new and ... more »

Fungicides applied at bloom may reduce fruit set in grapes

Figure 1. Grape cluster weight at harvest in response to a single fungicide application at full bloom in Concord grapes in Michigan in 2013. ... more »

New Delegate and Entrust labels allow for one-day PHI in bushberry crops

Dow AgroSciences has released new labels for their spinosyn insecticides Delegate and Entrust used in the bushberry crop group. These labels increase ... more »

Line trapping: a promising method for more accurate pest monitoring

It’s easy to think of a pheromone trap as a lure, putting out a scent and waiting for insects to come rolling in. But insects aren’t sharks;... more »

Alabama peach production takes major hit

Alabama's peach producers are harvesting only 10 to 30 percent of their normal crop. A lethal combination of a low number of chill hours, rec... more »

Montedoro new marketing director at Crunch Time Apple Growers

Wolcott, New York-based Crunch Time Apple Growers has named Rena Montedoro as the organization’s director of marketing. [caption id="" align="a... more »

Crop load, better nutrient management curb bitter pit

Multiple years of studies in Pennsylvania grower orchards are providing additional clues for managing Honeycrisp in the orchard to prevent bitter pit ... more »

Chelan Fresh, Columbia Valley Fruit ink marketing agreement

Chelan Fresh of Chelan, Washington and Columbia Valley Fruit of Union Gap, Washington have entered into an agreement in which Chelan Fresh will be the... more »


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